Former President Bill Clinton has returned to his New York home following his release from a Southern California hospital on Sunday after he spent five nights receiving treatment for a urological infection.
The former president was seen arriving to the Chappaqua residence in a black SUV as the vehicle was seen approaching the gate on Sunday night.
Clinton, who was not visible in the vehicle, was with Secret Service members which have still been afforded to all former presidents.
He was seen leaving the University of California Irvine Medical Center in Orange, just southeast of Los Angeles, with his wife former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton earlier on Sunday.
Clinton is said to continue his recovery at his Chappaqua home.
Former president Bill Clinton was seen arriving at his Chappaqua residence in a black SUV on Sunday evening
Clinton, not visible, will continue his recovery at the New York residence
Former President Bill Clinton (pictured left with former First Lady and ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday) has been released from a Southern California hospital on Sunday where he spent five nights receiving treatment for a urological infection
The 42nd president spent five nights at the hospital where he received treatment for a urological infection
The former president appeared in good spirits as his wife held him by the arm while walking out of University of California Irvine Medical Center in Orange, California
Bill Clinton gives a thumbs up sign to photographers and assembled media outside of the hospital on Sunday
Bill Clinton shakes hands with a hospital staffer after he was released from UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange on Sunday
The former president shakes hands with a hospital staffer after he was discharged from the facility on Sunday
Bill Clinton had left the hospital at around 8am local time with Hillary Clinton on his arm.
Dressed in jeans and a sports coat and wearing a face mask, he made his way out of the hospital slowly and stopped to shake hands with doctors and nurses lined up on the sidewalk.
He gave a thumbs-up when a reporter asked how he was feeling, and he and Hillary Clinton then boarded a black SUV.
They departed in a motorcade escorted by the California Highway Patrol and headed to the airport.
Bill Clinton’s ‘fever and white blood cell count are normalized, and he will return home to New York to finish his course of antibiotics,’ Dr. Alpesh N. Amin said in a statement shared on Twitter by a Clinton spokesman.
He plans to continue his recovery at his home in Chappaqua, New York, officials said.
Clinton spokesman Angel Ureña said in a statement on Saturday that all health indicators were ‘trending in the right direction.’
Former first lady and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives at the University of California Irvine Medical Center in Orange, California, on Sunday. Former President Clinton spent a fifth night at the Southern California hospital where he is recovering from an infection but is expected to be released Sunday after making great progress, a spokesman said
The former first lady was seen being escorted to the entrance of the University of California Irvine Medical Center in Orange, just southeast of Los Angeles, by Secret Service agents early on Sunday morning
Hillary Clinton is seen entering the hospital early on Sunday morning – hours before her husband was released
‘President Clinton has continued to make excellent progress over the past 24 hours,’ Ureña said.
Hillary Clinton has been with her husband at the hospital. She returned with daughter Chelsea at around 8am Saturday in an SUV accompanied by Secret Service agents.
Hillary, donning a black and white tunic, headband, face mask and sunglasses carried a coffee as she walked into the hospital alongside Chelsea, who wore jeans, a jacket and baseball cap and held onto her husband Marc Mezvinsky’s arm.
The 42nd president, 75, was admitted into the hospital Tuesday after a urological infection caused by E. coli developed into sepsis, a life-threating reaction to an infection.
Clinton’s doctors said that a urinary tract infection developed into urosepsis.
Former US President Bill Clinton will remain overnight in a Southern California hospital following a urological infection, but he has continued to make ‘excellent progress’ and is expected to be discharged on Sunday, his spokesman said in a statement on Saturday
Hillary (far right), Chelsea Clinton (center) and her husband Marc Mezvinsky (far left) were pictured visiting Bill at the hospital on Saturday, his fifth day there suffering sepsis
Hillary was pictured visiting Bill on Saturday after he was admitted on Tuesday when a urological infection developed into sepsis, a life-threating reaction to an infection
Hillary, 41, donning a black and white tunic, headband, face mask and sunglasses carried a coffee as she walked into the University of California Irvine Medical Center on Saturday morning
President Joe Biden said Friday night that he had spoken to Bill Clinton, and the former president ‘sends his best.’
‘He’s doing fine; he really is,’ Biden said during remarks at the University of Connecticut.
Biden told reporters in Storrs, Connecticut, on Friday: ‘Oh, I wanted to see how he was doing… I’ve been trying to get a hold of him. He’s doing fine, he really is.’
Biden added: ‘He’s not in any serious condition.
‘He is getting out shortly, as I understand it. Whether that’s tomorrow or the next day, I don’t know.’
An aide to the former president said Clinton’s urological infection spread to his bloodstream, but he never went into septic shock, a potentially life-threatening condition.
The aide, who spoke to reporters at the hospital on the condition his name wasn’t used, said Clinton was in an intensive care section of the hospital but wasn’t receiving ICU care.
Biden also noted that he hasn’t seen Clinton in a while and plans to ‘have some lunch’ with him in the near future, when he’s fully recovered.
Hillary and Bill’s daughter Chelsea Clinton (right), 41, went to visit her father wearing jeans, a jacket and a baseball cap as she held onto her husband Marc Mezvinsky’s (left) arm
Biden remarked while at the University of Connecticut on Friday that he had spoken to Clinton. ‘Oh, I wanted to see how he was doing… I’ve been trying to get a hold of him. He’s doing fine, he really is’
Hillary was first pictured visiting her husband on Thursday after the news of his hospitalization broke. Bill has reportedly been talking to friends and family, and even walking around, since
Bill’s spokesperson Angel Urena assured Friday that the former president was ‘on the mend’
‘He is in great spirits and has been spending time with family, catching up with friends, and watching college football,’ said Ureña´s Saturday statement.
Clinton, who had a quadruple heart bypass in 2004, was in Southern California for a ‘series of events’ when he fell ill, CBS medical contributor Dr David Agus said.
‘At the first event he started to feel light headed, nausea, vomiting and was brought to a hospital,’ doctors told him.
‘At that hospital he was found to have an infection in his blood and they did a CAT scan, looked over his body and even his brain. And the infection source was found to be the urine.
Hillary’s longtime confidante Huma Abedin (pictured) was seen on Friday morning arriving at the hospital where Bill was being treated alongside Hillary Clinton
Hillary visited her husband again on Friday night and was pictured on her phone while leaving the medical center
Hillary left in a car alongside Abedin a day after the news of Bill’s hospitalization broke
Hillary was seen walking out of the California medical unit last night after visiting her husband for the second time in one day. Bill had to stay at the hospital another night to receive intra-venous antibiotics for the infection, which was unrelated to Covid-19
Hillary’s car departed after she visited her husband, who reportedly ‘started to feel light headed, nausea, vomiting and was brought to a hospital’ when he fell ill on Tuesday
Clinton has been talking to staff and family, and walking around, it was reported.
Hillary Clinton also visited her husband on Thursday and Friday – both times alongside her longtime confidante Huma Abedin.
On Friday morning she and Abedin, who was married to disgraced New York lawmaker Anthony Weiner, checked in on Clinton.
The former first lady was pictured in a blue dress, flanked by security guards, as she entered the hospital while a masked Abedin wore blue jeans and a floral blouse.
Abedin was with Hillary then, too, and wore a dress and black blazer alongside the former first lady, who wore a grey jacket, black pants and kitten heels
Hillary visited her sick husband on Thursday, too, which is when she was first pictured leaving the hospital
Hillary was pictured arriving at the hospital late on Thursday evening with a security detail
Later that night a somber-looking Hillary was pictured entering the unit to visit Bill for the second time that day before being driven away in the back of a car. Abedin was also seen in the backseat of the car.
Hillary reportedly represented them both at a previously-scheduled event in Southern California before arriving at the medical center.
She was first pictured visiting her husband on Thursday night as news of the former President’s hospitalization broke.
Abedin was with her then, too, and wore a dress and black blazer alongside Hillary, who wore a grey jacket, black pants and kitten heels.
In the years since Clinton left the White House in 2001, the former president has faced health scares.
In addition to his heart bypass, he returned to the hospital for surgery for a partially collapsed lung in 2005, and in 2010 he had a pair of stents implanted in a coronary artery.
He responded by embracing a largely vegan diet that saw him lose weight and report improved health.
Clinton repeatedly returned to the stump, campaigning for Democratic candidates, most notably Hillary Clinton during her failed 2008 bid for the presidential nomination.
In 2016, as Hillary Clinton sought the White House as the Democratic nominee, her husband – by then a grandfather and nearing 70 – returned to the campaign trail.
The image above taken on Friday shows the exterior of University of California Irvine Medical Center
The silent killer: Everything you need to know about sepsis
The life-threatening condition strikes when an infection triggers a violent immune response, in which the body attacks its own organs.
It can happen as a result of any type of infection, whether caused by a virus, bacteria or fungus.
Sepsis may progress to septic shock, a dramatic drop in blood pressure that can lead to severe organ damage and death.
If caught early, the infection can be controlled by antibiotics before the body goes into overdrive.
More than 11million people around the world – including 45,000 in the UK and 270,000 in the US – die of sepsis ever year, data suggests.
It means the illness, which is known as the ‘silent killer’, claims more lives than smoking and pollution.
But the early symptoms of sepsis can be easily confused with more mild conditions, meaning it can be difficult to diagnose.
Sepsis has similar symptoms to flu, gastroenteritis and a chest infection.
- Slurred speech or confusion
- Extreme shivering or muscle pain
- Passing no urine in a day
- Severe breathlessness
- It feels like you are dying
- Skin mottled or discolored