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Bill Clinton in hospital for urological infection – aide

Former President Bill Clinton has been hospitalised after he had a urological infection that developed into sepsis, an aide said on Thursday. The aide said Clinton’s sepsis was not considered to be acute.

In a statement on Twitter, a spokesman for Clinton, 75, said the former President had been admitted on Tuesday evening to UCI Medical Center in Orange, California, with what he described as a “non-Covid-related infection”.

“He is on the mend, in good spirits and is incredibly thankful to the doctors, nurses, and staff providing him with excellent care,” the spokesman, Angel Ureña, said.

Clinton’s doctors, Dr Alpesh Amin and Dr Lisa Bardack said in a statement that the former President had been admitted to the hospital for “close monitoring” and had received IV antibiotics and fluids. They said that after two days of treatment, his white-blood-cell count was trending down and he was “responding to antibiotics well”. They added that Clinton’s medical team in California had been in touch with his doctors in New York.

“He remains at the hospital for continuous monitoring,” Drs Amin and Bardack said. “We hope to have him go home soon.” Clinton was in California for an event related to his foundation. He had started planning a more robust travel schedule after Covid-related restrictions were eased.

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