Former President Bill Clinton
Adam Jeffery | CNBC
Former President Bill Clinton was hospitalized Tuesday night for treatment for a non-Covid-related infection, according to his spokesman.
Clinton’s spokesman Angel Urena said late Tuesday that the former president was hospitalized at UC Irvine Medical Center in California.
“He is in a good way, in a good mood and is incredibly grateful that doctors, nurses and staff give him excellent care,” Urena said in a statement.
Clinton’s doctor said in a joint statement that he was hospitalized for “close monitoring” and administered IV antibiotics and fluids.
“He remains in the hospital for continuous monitoring,” said his doctors, Alpesh Amin and Lisa Bardack. “After two days of treatment, the number of white blood cells decreases and he responds well to antibiotics.”
They said the California-based medical team has had “constant communication” with the president’s team in New York, including his cardiologist.
“We hope to get him home soon,” they said in the statement.
Clinton, 75, has had a history of heart problems. In 2004, he underwent a quadruple heart bypass surgery to relieve severely blocked arteries. according to NBC News. In 2010, he had another heart procedure to insert two stents into a coronary artery.