Former President Bill Clinton has revealed that he has not completely recovered, after leaving the hospital, but said that he is “on the road to recovery.”
In a video shared on Twitter on Wednesday, Oct. 20, Clinton updated his health condition after being discharged from the University of California Irvine Medical Center on Oct. 17.
“I’m glad to be home!,” he tweeted, thanking his wishers and health care providers for supporting him while he was receiving treatment for a non-COVID-19-related infection at the hospital.
“I’m really glad to be back home. I’m doing great, enjoying this beautiful fall weather. I’m on the road to recovery,” Clinton said. “But I want to remind everyone out there [to] take the time to listen to your bodies and care for yourselves.”
“We all have work to do, and each of us has an important role to play in life and in the immediate future,” he said in the video.
Clinton, 75, was admitted to the hospital last Tuesday evening, Oct. 12, for treatment of sepsis. He spent five nights there before returning to New York.
His physicians Alpesh Amin and Lisa Bardack said last week that he had responded well to antibiotics, according to The Hill.
“After two days of treatment, his white blood cell count is trending down and he is responding to antibiotics well,” they said at the time. “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.”
Amin said the former president would finish his course of antibiotics resting at home in New York.