Bill Clinton is progressing and expected to be released on Sunday, spokesperson says


Clinton “continued to make excellent progress,” Ureña added. “He will be staying overnight at UC Irvine Medical Center to continue receiving IV antibiotics before a scheduled discharge tomorrow.”

Clinton spent several days in the intensive care unit with a urinary tract infection, which spread to his bloodstream, CNN previously reported.

“He is in a good mood and spends time with his family, reunites with his friends and watches college football,” Ureña noted.

CNN cameras caught former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her daughter Chelsea Clinton arriving at the facility on Saturday morning for a visit.

Clinton received several calls from supporters on Saturday, including Vice President Kamala Harris, former President George W. Bush and former Clinton Vice President Al Gore, according to a source familiar with the matter. President Joe Biden also spoke with the former president in a phone call Friday.

Clinton walked around the hospital as he recovered. “He just went for a walk on the floor, and hospital staff had to ask him to slow down,” the source said.

According to a source familiar with the matter, the type of antibiotic needed to treat Clinton’s type of infection needs to be given IV and not orally, which is why it remains in the hospital.

Clinton, who was in California for a private event for his foundation, felt tired Tuesday and was admitted to hospital after tests, according to his office. Hillary Clinton attended the event Thursday night to “represent them both,” then went to the hospital to be with the former president, a spokesperson for Clinton told CNN.

Doctors for the former president said UTIs are very common in older people and are easy to treat, although they can quickly spread through the bloodstream.

Clinton, 75, underwent quadruple heart bypass surgery in 2004 and had two stents inserted to open an artery in 2010. Her doctors have pointed out her current hospitalization was not related to the heart or Covid-19.

This story has been updated with additional information.


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