Former President Bill Clinton admitted to hospital with non-Covid infection

Former President Bill Clinton

Adam Jeffrey | CNBC

Former President Bill Clinton was hospitalized Tuesday night for treatment for an infection unrelated to Covid, according to his spokesperson.

Clinton spokesman Angel Urena said late Tuesday that the former president had been admitted to UC Irvine Medical Center in California.

“He is improving, in good spirits, and is extremely grateful to the doctors, nurses and staff who provided him with excellent care,” Orina said in a statement.

Clinton’s doctors said in a joint statement that he was taken to hospital for “close monitoring” and given antibiotics and intravenous fluids.

His doctors, Albesh Amin and Lisa Bardak, said he remains in hospital for ongoing monitoring. “After two days of treatment, his white blood cell count is trending down and he is responding well to antibiotics.”

They said the California-based medical team is in “continuous contact” with the president’s team in New York, including a cardiologist.

“We hope he returns home soon,” they said in the statement.

Clinton, 75, has a history of heart problems. In 2004, he underwent quadruple heart surgery to relieve severely blocked arteries, according to NBC News. In 2010, he had another heart operation to insert two coronary stents.

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