Former President Bill Clinton has been hospitalized since Tuesday evening and is being treated for an unspecified “non-COVID-related infection,” his spokesperson announced Thursday night.
Angel Ureña said in a statement posted on social media that Clinton is being treated at University of California Irvine Medical Center but is now “on the mend.” In a separate statement shared by Ureña, Clinton’s doctors said he is being administered antibiotics and fluids intravenously.
“On Tuesday evening, President Clinton was admitted to UCI Medical Center to receive treatment for a non-Covid-related infection. He is on the mend, in good spirits, and is incredibly thankful to the doctors, nurses and staff providing him with excellent care,” Ureña said.
“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. 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. 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 statement attributed to Dr. Aplesh AMin and Dr. Lisa Bardack said.
The precise nature of Clinton’s infection has not been made public.