Bill Clinton released from hospital after infection treatment

Bill Clinton was released Sunday from the Southern California hospital where he had been treated for an infection.

The former US president was released around 8am from the University of California Irvine medical center.

Clinton, 75, was admitted Tuesday to the hospital south-east of Los Angeles with an infection unrelated to Covid-19, officials said.

Clinton spokesperson Angel Urena had said on Saturday that Clinton would remain hospitalized one more night to receive further intravenous antibiotics. But all health indicators were “trending in the right direction”, Urena said.

An aide to the former president said Clinton had a urological infection that spread to his bloodstream.

In the years since Clinton left the White House in 2001, the former president has faced several health scares.

In 2004, he underwent quadruple bypass surgery after experiencing prolonged chest pains and shortness of breath. He returned to the hospital for surgery for a partially collapsed lung in 2005, and in 2010 he had a pair of stents implanted in a coronary artery.

Clinton has responded to worries over his health by embracing a largely vegan diet that has seen him lose weight and report improved health.


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