Former President Bill Clinton
Adam Jeffery | CNBC
Former President Bill Clinton was hospitalized Tuesday night for treatment for a non-Covid-related infection, according to his spokesman.
Clinton’s spokesman Angel Urena said late Tuesday the former president had been admitted to UC Irvine Medical Center in California.
“He is on the mend, in a good mood and is incredibly grateful to the doctors, nurses and staff who take excellent care of him,” Urena said in a statement.
Clinton’s doctors said in a joint statement that he was hospitalized for “close monitoring” and given intravenous antibiotics and fluids.
“He will remain in the hospital for continuous monitoring,” said his doctors Alpesh Amin and Lisa Bardack. “After two days of treatment, his white blood cell count drops and he responds well to antibiotics.”
They said the California-based medical team is in “constant communication” with the president’s New York-based team, including his cardiologist.
“We hope he goes home soon,” the statement said.
Clinton, who is 75 years old, had a history of heart problems. In 2004 he underwent four cardiac bypass operations to relieve heavily clogged arteries. according to NBC news. In 2010, he had another heart surgery that involved inserting two stents into a coronary artery.