Former President Bill Clinton was being treated at UC Irvine Medical Center for a “non-COVID-related infection,” but doctors said they hope to discharge him soon.
In a statement, Clinton spokesman Angel Ureña said, “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 also released a statement from Clinton’s doctors — Dr. Alpesh Amin and Dr. Lisa Bardack — who expressed confidence he would be sent home soon.
“President Clinton was taken to UC Irvine Medical Center and diagnosed with an infection,” they said. “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.”
Clinton, 75, was the 42nd president of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. The Democrat previously served as governor and attorney general of Arkansas.