Bill Clinton Rushed to Hospital with Suspected Sepsis
'This is an infection that is now being treated with IV antibiotics'
Former President Bill Clinton has been hospitalized with suspected sepsis, according to a report from CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta.
Clinton, 75, is being treated in the Intensive Care Unit of UCI Medical Center in Orange County.
A Clinton spokesman said the former president was admitted for treatment for a non-COVID issue.
Spokesperson, Angel Ureña, in a statement:
"On Tuesday evening, President Clinton was admitted to UCI Medical Center to receive treatment for a non-COVID-related infection.
"He is on the mend, thankful to the doctors, nurses, and staff providing him with excellent care."
CNN correspondent, Sanjay Gupta, said:
“Yeah, so he went in on Tuesday … I’ve just spoken to members of his staff and also to his doctors."
“Apparently, he was not feeling well all day Tuesday. He was out in California for an event related to his foundation, was not feeling well, and was taken to the hospital, University of California, Irvine.”
“At that point was tested, as you mentioned, not COVID-related and also seemingly not related to his heart,” Gupta continued.
“He’s had heart surgery, as you know, in the past … including [a] heart operation in 2004 and a stent in 2010.
"What they think is going on with the president, the former president, now is a blood infection, sometimes known as sepsis.”
“This is an infection that is now being treated with IV antibiotics,” Gupta continued.
“And what they are saying is that he is responding well to those antibiotics.
"He’s actually been increasingly mobile, able to get up and around, said they — he was even joking around with the hospital staff, so seems to be in good spirits.”
Bill Clinton went underwent a quadruple bypass operation in 2004 after doctors found signs of extensive heart disease.
The former president adopted a vegan diet after admitting a love for fatty foods.
Later in 2010, he underwent surgery after complaining of heart pains.
Former First Lady Hillary Clinton was seen entering the hospital on Thursday evening.
A joint statement was released by Clinton's physicians, Dr. Alpesh Amin and Dr. Lisa Bardack, saying his condition has improved since receiving treatment.