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Former President Bill Clinton was hospitalized at the University of California Irvine Medical Center, his spokesman said on Thursday, noting that the infection was not related to Covid and the former president is now recovering.

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According to CNN, Clinton was admitted to the hospital’s intensive care unit on Tuesday after a urinary tract infection spread to her bloodstream.

Doctors treating the former president told CNN that he was in the ICU for privacy and security reasons and did not require intensive care.

one in Statement Released on Twitter, Clinton spokeswoman Angel Ureena confirmed the report, saying he was “fine and in good spirits”.

The former president was in California earlier this week to attend an event at his non-profit Clinton Foundation and was reportedly taken to hospital after he complained of ill health.

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Clinton’s doctors Alpesh Amin and Lisa Bardack issued a statement Thursday night saying the former president was responding well to his treatment. “He was admitted to the hospital for close monitoring and given IV antibiotics and fluids. He remains in the hospital for constant monitoring. After two days of treatment, his white blood cell count is decreasing and he is responding well to antibiotics.” Doctors said they got in touch with Clinton’s New York-based medical team and said: “We hope he goes home soon.”