Former US President Bill Clinton is in a hospital in California with an infection but is responding well to treatment, doctors say.
The 75-year-old was admitted to UCI Medical Center in Irvine on Tuesday night with a “non-COVID infection”, according to his spokesman Angel Urena.
“He is recovering, in a good mood and incredibly grateful that doctors, nurses and staff provide him with excellent care,” it said in a statement.
Clinton had gone to the hospital after getting tired.
He was diagnosed with sepsis – an infection of the bloodstream – believed to have started as a urinary tract infection, according to a CNN report quoting his doctor.
Clinton’s doctors Alpesh Amin and 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 continuous monitoring,” they said.
“After two days of treatment, the number of white blood cells decreases and he responds well to antibiotics.
“We hope to get him home soon.”
Clinton, a Democrat, was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001.
He was often praised for his ability to get in touch with people and sometimes understand complicated political issues.
But he was accused by the House of Representatives in 1998 of his sexual relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
He remained after the Senate acquitted him the following year.
The former governor of Arkansas had quadruple bypass in 2004 and a procedure to open a blocked artery in the heart in 2010.
However, his current hospital stay is not thought to be related to his previous heart problems.