Former President Bill Clinton was released from hospital on Sunday, Oct. 17, nearly one week after he was taken to the University of California Irvine Medical Center to receive treatment for a non-COVID-19-related infection.
“President Clinton was discharged from UC Irvine Medical Center today,” the hospital said in a statement shared by Clinton’s spokesperson Angel Urena.
“His fever and white blood cell count are normalized and he will return home to New York to finish his course of antibiotics,” said Dr. Alpesh Amin, chairman of the university’s Department of Medicine, who has been overseeing the team of doctors treating Clinton.
Amin added that they will continued to monitor Clinton’s progress.
Clinton, 75, was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday evening, where he underwent treatment for sepsis.
In a tweet on Saturday, Urena said that Clinton was in great spirits and had been spending time with family, catching up with friends, and watching college football.
According to Newsmax, Hillary Clinton has been with her husband at the medical center and accompanied him as he left around 8 a.m. on Sunday.
President Joe Biden said Friday night that he had spoken to Clinton, and the former president “sends his best.”
“He’s doing fine; he really is,” Biden said during remarks at the University of Connecticut.
Newsmax cited an aide to Clinton saying the former president had a urological infection that spread to his bloodstream, but he was on the mend and never went into septic shock, a potentially life-threatening condition.
The aide told reporters at the hospital that Clinton was in an intensive care section of the hospital but was not receiving ICU care.
Clinton left the White House in 2001. The former president since then has faced 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. In 2010, he had a pair of stents implanted in a coronary artery.