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"On the mend" – Ex-US President Bill Clinton is in hospital

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Bill Clinton was admitted to hospital two days ago. According to his spokesman, the ex-US president is in good shape. His condition is not related to a corona infection.

Former US President Bill Clinton is in hospital. “Clinton was admitted to the UCI Medical Center on Tuesday evening (local time) to treat an infection,” Clinton’s spokesman Angel Urena wrote on Twitter on Thursday. The infection is not Covid-19.

The 75-year-old is “on the mend” and “in good shape”. Urena went on to say that he was grateful for the doctors, nurses and staff who “provide excellent care” for him. Clinton is therefore housed in the university hospital in Irvine, California.

The broadcaster CNN had previously reported that Clinton had been admitted with a suspected blood infection and was in intensive care to protect his privacy. His condition is unrelated to his previous heart problems or Covid-19, according to CNN.

Clinton had been brought to the hospital’s intensive care unit for close monitoring and was given antibiotics and fluids, the broadcaster CNN quoted from a joint statement by Clinton’s family doctor Lisa Bardach and Alpesh Amin, a doctor at Irvine Medical Center. “After two days of treatment, the white blood cell count drops and he responds well to the antibiotics.” They added, “We hope he can go home soon.”

The Democrat Clinton was US President from 1993 to 2001. He is married to Hillary Clinton, who was the Democratic candidate for the 2016 US presidential election and was defeated by Donald Trump at the time.

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