Former President Bill Clinton will remain hospitalized Friday for a urological sepsis infection that spread to his bloodstream.
Clinton checked into University of California Irvine Medical Center’s intensive care unit on Tuesday, though his physicians said he is “on the mend” and only in the ICU for privacy and safety.
“President Clinton is continuing to receive treatment for an infection at UC Irvine Medical Center,” Clinton spokesperson Angel Urena tweeted Friday evening, Fox News reported. “All health indicators are trending in the right direction, including his white blood count which has decreased significantly. In order to receive further IV antibiotics, he will remain in the hospital overnight.”
Clinton’s doctors said his current illness is unrelated to COVID-19 or his heart issues from the past two decades.
Clinton, who is vegan, was in California for a private event for his foundation and had been feeling fatigued on Tuesday and was admitted to the hospital after testing, according to his office.