Former United States President Bill Clinton has been admitted to a California hospital this week on suspicion of a blood-related infection.
A spokesman for the 75-year-old said the former president felt unwell at a charity event on Tuesday when staff decided to take him to UC Irvine Medical Center, where he has been ever since.
Clinton’s doctors, Alpesh Amin and Lisa Bardac, released a statement on Thursday night, local time, on the president’s condition.
“President Clinton was taken to UC Irvine Medical Center and diagnosed with an infection. He was admitted to the hospital for close monitoring and administered IV antibiotics and fluids. He remains in the hospital for continuous monitoring,” they wrote.
“After two days of treatment, the number of white blood cells decreases and he responds well to antibiotics.
The California-based medical team has been in constant communication with the President’s medical team in New York, including his cardiologist. We hope to get him home soon. ”
CNN contributor Sanjay Gupta said President Clinton’s medical team confirmed he had sepsis, but he responded well to treatment.