AceShowbiz - Bill Clinton has been hospitalized for infection. The former president was admitted to the University of California Irvine Medical Center's intensive care unit for a urinary tract infection that spread to his bloodstream, his staff and his doctors announced on Thursday, October 14.
In a statement released on Twitter, Clinton's spokesperson Angel Urena said the 75-year-old has been hospitalized for two days. "On Tuesday evening, President Clinton was admitted to UCI Medical Center to receive treatment for a non-Covid-related infection," the spokesman said. On the former POTUS' current condition, he assured that Clinton "is on the mend, in good spirits, and is incredibly thankful to the doctors, nurses, and staff providing him with excellent care."
Urena also released a joint statement from Doctors Alpesh Amin, chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, and Lisa Bardack, director of Hospital Medicine for UCI Health. "President Clinton was taken to UC Irvine Medical Center and diagnosed with an infection," the doctors wrote. "He was admitted to the hospital for close monitoring and administered IV antibiotics and fluids. He remains at the hospital for continuous monitoring."
"After two days of treatment, his white blood cell count is trending down and he is responding to antibiotics well," the doctors continued to explain. "The California-based medical team has been in constant communication with the President's New York-based medical team, including his cardiologist. We hope to have him go home soon."
The doctors additionally told CNN that Clinton was in the ICU for privacy and safety, not because he needs intensive care. He will be given intravenous antibiotics until Friday, when he will likely be switched to oral antibiotics. The doctors added that his vital measurements are all stable.
According to his office, Clinton was in California for a private event for his foundation when he was feeling fatigue on Tuesday. He was admitted to the hospital after undergoing some tests.
Clinton was previously hospitalized in 2004 to undergo quadruple bypass heart surgery. In 2010, he had two stents inserted to open one artery.