His spokesperson confirmed that former President Bill Clinton was admitted to the University of California Irvine Medical Center. He said the infection was not due to Covid, and that the former president is currently recovering.
After a...[+] urinary tract infection that had spread to his bloodstream, former President Bill Clinton was taken to a California hospital. Getty Images
The Key Facts
CNN reports that Clinton was admitted to the hospital's intensive care unit Tuesday following a urinary tract infection. CNN was told by doctors that Clinton was being treated in an ICU because he had a urinary tract infection. He did not require intensive care. The report said that Clinton is being administered intravenous antibiotics until Friday. After which, he will likely be switched to oral antibiotics. Angel Urea, Clinton's spokesperson, confirmed the report via Twitter. He said that Clinton is currently being treated with intravenous antibiotics and that he will continue to be on them until Friday. After that, he will likely switch to oral antibiotics.
On Thursday night, Clinton's doctors Lisa Bardack and Lisa Amin released a statement stating that Clinton was responding well to his treatment. He was taken to the hospital and given IV fluids and antibiotics. For continuous monitoring, he remains in the hospital. His white blood count has declined over the past two days and he is responding well to antibiotics.
Former president Clinton, 75 years old, has had previous health problems related to his heart. Clinton had quadruple bypass surgery on his heart in 2004 and then had stents inserted in an artery in 2010. CNN was told by doctors that his current hospitalization is not due to any previous cardiovascular problems.
Former President Bill Clinton was admitted to hospital with an infection, but is now 'on the mend.' (CNN).
Former President Bill Clinton was hospitalized with a non-Covid-related illness (Washington Post).