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Bill Clinton Released from California Hospital

Bill Clinton Released from California Hospital

Sunday, 17 October, 2021 - 15:45
Former US President Bill Clinton, accompanied by his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, leaves University of California Irvine Medical Center, in Orange, California, US October 17, 2021. REUTERS/David Swanson

Former US President Bill Clinton walked out of a Southern California hospital on Sunday after being admitted last week for a urological infection, live video showed.


Clinton, 75, will return to New York and remain on antibiotics, Dr. Alpesh Amin, who had been overseeing his care at the hospital, said in a statement released by Clinton's spokesman. His fever and white blood cell count have normalized, Amin added.


The former president had been in California for an event for his foundation and was treated at the University of California Irvine Medical Center's intensive care unit after suffering from fatigue and being admitted on Tuesday.


He left the medical center accompanied by his wife, former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.


The two-term president, who has had previous heart problems, held the White House from 1993 to 2001.


President Joe Biden said Friday night that he had spoken to Clinton, and the former president “sends his best.”


“He’s doing fine; he really is,” Biden said during remarks at the University of Connecticut.


In the years since Clinton left the White House in 2001, the ex-president has faced health scares. In 2004, he underwent quadruple bypass surgery after experiencing prolonged chest pains and shortness of breath. He returned to the hospital for surgery for a partially collapsed lung in 2005, and in 2010 he had a pair of stents implanted in a coronary artery.


He responded by embracing a largely vegan diet that saw him lose weight and report improved health.


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