Clinton, 75, who left office in 2001, entered Irvine Medical Center at the University of California on Tuesday evening after suffering from fatigue. He spoke with President Joe Biden on Friday. Former president’s spokesman Angel Urena said Clinton’s white blood cell count had dropped, indicating his health was improving.
“All the health indicators are going in the right direction, including his white blood cell count which has dropped dramatically,” Urena said on Twitter. “In order to receive further IV antibiotics, he will stay in the hospital overnight. “
Since being admitted to the hospital’s intensive care unit, Clinton has been given fluids as well as antibiotics, her doctors said.
His wife, former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, was in hospital Thursday and Friday. The two have read books and talked about politics, Urena told Reuters.
It was not known when Clinton would be released.
Biden said Clinton will likely return home soon, although it is not clear whether he will be released on Saturday or later.
“He’s coming out shortly. … Whether it’s tomorrow or the next day, I don’t know, ”Biden told reporters in Connecticut. ” He is fine. He really is.
Clinton, who was in California to attend a dinner and reception for his foundation in Los Angeles County, has previously had health issues, including a quadruple bypass surgery in 2004 and surgery in 2010 to open a blocked artery.