Orange, CA – A spokesperson for former President Bill Clinton said he would remain hospitalized Friday night after going to hospital on Tuesday with a urologic infection.
“President Clinton continues to receive treatment for infection at UC Irvine Medical Center,” Clinton spokesman Angel Urena tweeted Friday evening. “All the health indicators are going in the right direction, including his white blood cell count which has dropped dramatically. In order to receive further IV antibiotics, he will stay in the hospital overnight. “
BILL CLINTON HOSPITALIZED FOR NON-COVID-RELATED INFECTION
The statement added that the 42nd President is in good spirits at Irvine Medical Center in Orange, Calif., And grateful for the outpouring of support around the world.
President Joe Biden told reporters Friday that he had spoken with Clinton.
“Well, I wanted to see how he was, and because I tried to reach him, and he’s fine, he’s really doing,” Biden told reporters in Connecticut. “And he’s going to be released from the hospital, and we talked about what we were going to do before, get together. “
BILL CLINTON HOSPITALIZED FOR A UROLOGIC INFECTION: MEDICAL EXPERTS CONTAIN
The president’s team announced Thursday that he had been hospitalized for what was later reported as a septic infection.
“On Tuesday evening, President Clinton was admitted to the UCI medical center to receive treatment for an infection unrelated to Covid,” Clinton spokesman Angel Urena said in a statement Thursday 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. “
The former president, 75, was in Southern California to attend private events related to the Clinton Foundation, the Los Angeles Times reported. He was admitted to hospital after feeling fatigued following a rally with friends in Orange County, according to the report.
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A source familiar with the situation told Fox News that the former president was “diagnosed as a urologic infection which developed into a larger infection.” As you can see from his statement from his doctors, the prognosis is good and they are hoping to get him home soon. He is erect, jokes and charms the hospital staff. “
Fox News’s Tyler O’Neil contributed to this report