09 December 2021,   12:08
Bill Clinton in hospital with non-COVID infection

Former president Bill Clinton has been hospitalized with a non-COVID-related infection, a spokesman said, writes France24. Doctors said it was a blood infection.

Clinton, 75, was admitted to a hospital in Irvine in southern California on Tuesday evening, Angel Urena tweeted. He gave no details other than to say the infection was not COVID-related.

“He is on the mend, in good spirits and is incredibly thankful to the doctors, nurses, and staff providing him with excellent care”, - Urena said.

The University of California Irvine Medical Center confirmed Clinton was admitted there but said nothing else.

Urena tweeted a statement from Clinton’s doctors saying Clinton was admitted “for close monitoring and administered IV antibiotics and fluids”.

It added: “After two days of treatment his white blood cell count is trending down and he is responding to antibiotics well”.