Bill Clinton, 75, is in the ICU with ‘sepsis’🦠

Former President Bill Clinton was hospitalized in California on Tuesday, his spokesperson announced on Thursday night. CNN reported that he’s being treated in the Intensive Care Unit for a possible blood infection known as sepsis. A spokesman for the Democrat commander-in-chief said he was admitted to University of California Irvine’s medical center to get treatment for a non-COVID related issue. ‘On Tuesday evening, President Clinton was admitted to UCI Medical Center to receive treatment for a non-COVID-related infection,’ his spokesperson Angel Ureña said in a statement. ‘He is on the mend, thankful tot he doctors, nurses and staff providing him with excellent care.’ Clinton’s physicians, Dr. Alpesh Amin and Dr. Lisa Bardack, released a joint statement that says he was admitted with an ‘infection’ but has improved since receiving treatment.

  • Bill Clinton was admitted to a California hospital Tuesday, his spokesperson said
  • He’s apparently ‘on the mend’ and was admitted for a non-COVID reason
  • The Democratic commander-in-chief turned 75 years old this past August

Former President Bill Clinton was hospitalized in California on Tuesday, his spokesperson announced on Thursday night.

CNN reported that he’s being treated in the Intensive Care Unit for a possible blood infection known as sepsis.

A spokesman for the Democrat commander-in-chief said he was admitted to University of California Irvine’s medical center to get treatment for a non-COVID related issue.

‘On Tuesday evening, President Clinton was admitted to UCI Medical Center to receive treatment for a non-COVID-related infection,’ his spokesperson Angel Ureña said in a statement.

‘He is on the mend, thankful tot he doctors, nurses and staff providing him with excellent care.’

CNN has reported that Clinton is in the ICU for privacy reasons rather than the state of his condition.

Clinton’s physicians, Dr. Alpesh Amin and Dr. Lisa Bardack, released a joint statement that says he was admitted with an ‘infection’ but has improved since receiving treatment.

‘President Clinton was taken to UC Irvine Medical Center and diagnosed with an infection. He was admitted to the hospital for close monitoring and administered IV antibiotics and fluids,’ Amin and Bardack said.

‘He remains at the hospital for continuous monitoring. After two days of treatment, his white blood cell count is trending down and he is responding to antibiotics well.’

They concluded, ‘The California-based medical team has been in constant communication with the President’s New York-based medical team, including his cardiologist. We hope to have him go home soon.’

The former president’s cardiac problems have been well-documented. He became a vegan in 2010 to improve his health and credited the meat- and dairy-free died with changing – and potentially saving – his life.

Doctors have ruled out heart issues, according to CNN, despite Clinton’s history – including an operation in 2004 and a stent placement in 2010.

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo announced the breaking news at the top of his show.

The 75-year-old former world leader was feeling unwell and fatigued on Tuesday when he was in California for an event related to the Clinton Foundation, CNN medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta said after speaking with Clinton’s doctors and staff.

‘What they think is going on with the former president now is a blood infection. Sometimes known as sepsis,’ Gupta said on Thursday evening.

Clinton could be released from the hospital as early as Friday and remain on a regiment of oral antibiotics for however long is necessary.

He reportedly developed a urinary tract infection that became a condition known as urosepsis.

Gupta said he was told the charismatic former governor of Arkansas was joking around with hospital staff as of Thursday.

He added that Clinton is ‘mobile’ and can get himself up and around.

Former first lady and 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was with her husband in Southern California for their event. It’s unclear if she’s at the hospital with him now.

Sepsis is a blood condition caused when the body releases chemicals to fight an infection. It’s treatable when caught early but could be life-threatening if not.

Democratic National Committee Chairman Jaime Harrison wished Clinton well on Twitter.

‘Praying for a speedy recovery for President @BillClinton,’ Harrison wrote on Twitter.

DailyMail.com has reached out to the White House for comment.

Clinton’s name has been back in the headlines with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky’s thanks to FX’s American Crime Story: Impeachment. The drama series chronicles their affair and boasts Lewinsky as an executive producer.

READ MORE:  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10094541/Bill-Clinton-hospitalized-possible-blood-infection-mend.html

By Elizabeth Elkind, Politics Reporter For Dailymail.Com21:12 EDT 14 Oct 2021 , updated 22:58 EDT 14 Oct 2021

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