Doctors reassure: “He responds well to antibiotics” and hope to send him home soon
Former US President Bill Clinton is in hospital with an infection, not related to Covid. Spokesman Angel Urena said the 75-year-old man was taken to the University of California Irvine Medical Center on Tuesday evening. His condition appears to be stable: “he is on the mend, in a good mood and is incredibly grateful to the doctors, nurses and staff who have provided him with excellent care,” said the spokesman. According to CNN, it would be a urinary tract infection, now treated with antibiotic treatment. It is likely, according to the broadcaster, that the former president will remain hospitalized for a few more days, as a precaution.
The UCI Medical Center is located in Orange County, approximately 40 miles (64 km) southeast of Los Angeles. The spokesman’s words thus respond to questions that had spread in recent days about Clinton’s presence in Southern California.
Doctors Alpesh Amin and Lisa Bardock confirm that the former president “responds well to antibiotics” and that “we hope to send him home soon”. The treatment, which currently lasted two days, involved the administration of antibiotics and fluids intravenously. “The Carlifornian medical team has kept in constant contact with that of the president, who is based in New York, including the cardiologist,” added the doctors of the team. The choice of admission to the intensive care unit was made both for security reasons and to guarantee the privacy of the man.
Since the former president left the White House in 2001, he has had to face several health problems: among them, a quadruple bypass in 2004, surgery for a partially collapsed lung in 2005, the implantation of stents in a coronary artery in 2010. To keep his health under control, Clinton has adopted a vegan diet in recent years, losing weight and improving her health.
He then repeatedly returned to the public arena, campaigning for Democratic candidates, most notably his wife Hillary, during the 2008 presidential nomination election. And in 2016, while his wife tried again to reach the White House as a Democratic candidate, Clinton – now a grandfather and close to 70 – returned to devote himself to the electoral campaign.