Bill Clinton, 75, was admitted to the University of California Irvine Medical Center on Tuesday, his spokesman has confirmed. Mr Clinton’s spokesman, Angel Ureña, posted on Twitter: “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, in good spirits, and is incredibly thankful to the doctors, nurses, and staff providing him with excellent care.”
According to CNN, the 42nd President was hospitalised with a suspected blood infection.
Mr Angel Ureña also posted a joint statement from the ex-POTUS’ physicians, Dr Alpesh Amin and Dr Lisa Bardack.
The statement read: “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 at the hospital for continuous monitoring.
“After two days of treatment, his white blood cell count is trending down and he is responding to antibiotics well.
“The California-based medical team has been in constant communication with the President’s New York-based medical team, including his cardiologist.
Clinton returned to power four years later with a landslide victory against the Republican candidate Bob Dole.
Mr Clinton’s wife, ex-Secretary of State Hillary, launched her own bid for the White House in 2016.
However, in a shock result, she was defeated by businessman-turned-GOP-candidate Donald Trump by 306 electoral college votes to 232.