Former President Bill Clinton was hospitalized with an “unrelated Covid infection,” a spokesperson said Thursday.
Spokesman Angel Ureña did not specify in a statement on Twitter what kind of infection Mr. Clinton, 75, had. He said the former president was admitted to UCI Medical Center in Orange, California on Tuesday evening.
“He is in good shape, in a good mood and is incredibly grateful to the doctors, nurses and staff who provide him with excellent care,” said Mr. Ureña.
An aide said Mr Clinton had a urologic infection that turned into sepsis, although it was not considered acute.
Mr Clinton’s doctors Dr Alpesh Amin and Dr Lisa Bardack said in A declaration that the former president had been admitted to the hospital for “close monitoring” and had received antibiotics and IV fluids. They said that after two days of treatment, his white blood cell count tended to drop and he “responded well to antibiotics.” They added that Mr. Clinton’s medical team in California had been in contact with his doctors in New York, including his cardiologist.
“He remains in the hospital for continued monitoring,” Drs. said Amin and Bardack. “We hope he will return home soon. “
In 2010, Mr. Clinton was rushed to a New York City hospital after experiencing chest pain and then undergoing heart surgery. Doctors inserted two stents into her native coronary artery after one of the bypasses from an operation five years ago became blocked.
In 2004, Mr. Clinton, who has a family history of heart disease, underwent quadruple coronary bypass surgery at a New York City hospital. The four-hour open-heart procedure came three days after tests for chest pain and shortness of breath revealed he was suffering from life-threatening heart disease.
Mr. Clinton also has a history of skin cancer, cysts, allergies and some hearing problems. Medical tests towards the end of his presidency in January 2001 showed high levels of cholesterol and blood pressure, but nothing outside of the types of medical problems often associated with aging.
Jesus Jiménez contributed reporting.