Former President Bill Clinton is recovering after receiving two whole days of treatment for an infection in a California hospital, according to his doctors who released some information on his condition Thursday.
Apparently, the 75-year-old was taken to the University of California Irvine Medical Center where he was admitted Tuesday evening for a “non-COVID-19 infection,” according to a tweet posted up by Angel Urena.
“He is on the mend, in good spirits, and incredibly thankful to the doctors, nurses and staff providing him with excellent care,” Urena went on to write in the post. The spokesman added to Reuters: “He’s up and about, joking and charming the hospital staff.”
Clinton went to the hospital after feeling fatigued and was diagnosed with an infection of the bloodstream that doctors believe started as a urinary tract infection, CNN reported, citing his doctors.
The former president’s physicians, Alpesh Amin and Lisa Bardack, said he was “admitted to the hospital for close monitoring and administered IV antibiotics and fluids.”
“He remains at the hospital for continuous monitoring,” they physicians went on to say in a statement. “After two days of treatment, his white blood cell count is trending down and he is responding to antibiotics well.”
“We hope to have him go home soon,” the pair then added.
CNN then went on to reveal that Clinton was placed in the intensive care unit, not due to his condition, but in order to provide him with privacy while he was being treated.
“Clinton, a Democrat who was president from 1993-2001, has had past health issues, including a 2004 quadruple bypass surgery and a 2010 procedure to open a blocked artery in his heart with two stents. CNN reported that Clinton’s current hospital stay is not related to his heart issues,” the Newsmax report said.