Wed. Oct 27th, 2021

Washington: Former US President Bill Clinton was admitted to California on Tuesday on suspicion of blood infection, CNN reported on Friday AEDT.

CNN said Clinton, 75, was in the intensive care unit, primarily to give him privacy, and he was not on a breathing machine, according to doctors treating the former president of the University of California Irvine Medical Center, California.

Former United States President Bill Clinton is in hospital with suspected blood infection.

Former United States President Bill Clinton is in hospital with suspected blood infection. Credit:Getty

“On Tuesday night, former President Bill Clinton was admitted to UCI Medical Center for the treatment of a non-COVID infection,” Clinton spokesman Angel Urena said on Twitter.

“He is getting better, in a good mood and incredibly grateful to the doctors, nurses and staff who provide him with excellent care,” Urena said.

Clinton’s doctors, Dr. Alpesh Amin and Dr. Lisa Bardack, said in a statement that he was “hospitalized for close monitoring and administered IV antibiotics and fluids”.

“He remains in the hospital for ongoing monitoring,” the doctors’ statement added.

“After two days of treatment, his white blood cells are declining and he responds well to antibiotics.”

They added: “We hope to get him to go home soon.”

His condition is not related to his previous heart problems or COVID-19, CNN said.

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