Hillary Clinton was caught on camera visiting her husband Bill Clinton in a California ICU unit as the former President battles sepsis caused by a urinary tract infection.
The 75-year-old, who went under for a quadruple heart bypass in 2004, is being treated in the Intensive Care Unit of UCI Medical Center in Orange County, where he has been since Tuesday having reported feeling fatigued during his visit to the state.
A spokesman for the Democrat commander-in-chief commented last night he is 'on the mend'.
Hillary, who was in California with her husband for his appearance at an event in relation to his foundation, was pictured flanked by security officers as she entered the unit last night.
A spokesman for Bill Clinton revealed he was admitted to University of California Irvine's medical center to get treatment for a non-COVID issue. 'On Tuesday evening, President Clinton was admitted to UCI Medical Center to receive treatment for a non-COVID-related infection,' stated his spokesperson, Angel Ureña, in a statement. 'He is on the mend, thankful to the doctors, nurses and staff providing him with excellent care.'
CNN reported that a urinary tract infection had spread to Clinton's bloodstream, but that he is now in high spirits following two days of treatment, is talking to family and staff, and has been up and walking around.
The news channel's medical correspondent, Sanjay Gupta, noted Clinton had reported feeling fatigued during a visit to California on Tuesday and went to the hospital for testing that ruled out Covid-19 and heart-related problems.
He was in California for an event in relation to his foundation, The New York Times said. In the years since Clinton left the White House in 2001, the former president has faced a slew of health scares.
In 2004, at age 58, he underwent a quadruple bypass operation after doctors found signs of extensive heart disease. After his health scare, Clinton - who had a reputation for loving fatty foods - adopted a vegan diet.
In 2010 he underwent stent surgery after complaining of heart pains.
Clinton's physicians, Dr. Alpesh Amin and Dr. Lisa Bardack, released a joint statement that says he was admitted with an 'infection' but has improved since receiving treatment.
'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,' Amin and Bardack said.
'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.'
They concluded: 'The California-based medical team has been in constant communication with the President's New York-based medical team, including his cardiologist.
'We hope to have him go home soon.'