Former US President Bill Clinton will spend the night in a Southern California hospital with a urologic infection, but he continued to make “excellent progress” and is due out on Sunday, his spokesperson said on Saturday. word in a press release.
The 75-year-old, who served as president from 1993 to 2001, entered Irvine Medical Center at the University of California on Tuesday evening after suffering from fatigue.
Clinton spokesman Angel Urena said the former president was doing well.
“He’s in a good mood and spends time with his family, reunites with friends and watches college football,” Urena said in a statement on Twitter.
Clinton’s wife, former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, was in hospital on Saturday.
Since being admitted to the hospital’s intensive care unit, he has been given fluids and antibiotics, his doctors said.
Clinton, who was in California to attend a dinner and reception for his foundation in Los Angeles County, has had health issues in the past. He underwent quadruple bypass surgery in 2004 and a procedure to open a blocked artery in 2010.
The Democrat served two four-year terms in the White House, overseeing strong economic growth while engaging in deadly political battles with Republicans in Congress.
The Republican-controlled House of Representatives impeached him in 1998 on charges stemming from his sexual relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky, but Clinton was acquitted by the Senate.
He was only the second US president to be impeached. Republican President Donald Trump would later become the third when he was impeached twice during his tenure.
Clinton, a former governor of Arkansas, combined folk charm with an in-depth knowledge of political issues. He defeated incumbent Republican George HW Bush in 1992 and then defeated longtime Republican Senator Bob Dole to be re-elected in 1996.