Clinton and Penny team up to write novel 'State of Terror'
NEW YORK (AP) — As U.S. forces left Afghanistan this summer and the Taliban seized control, Hillary Rodham Clinton responded not just as a former secretary of state but in a capacity she never imagined for herself — as a novelist seeing her first work of fiction anticipate current events. “State of Terror,” completed months ago and coming out this week, is a thriller co-written by Clinton and her friend Louise Penny, the bestselling crime novelist.
Bill Clinton is resting up following his recent hospital stay.
The politician, 75, posted a video on his Twitter account Wednesday, in which he said he "was so touched by the outpouring of support" he received during his hospitalization at UCI Medical Center for a non-COVID-related infection.
"I'm really glad to be back home," he said in the clip shared with his 13 million followers. "I'm doing great, enjoying this beautiful fall weather."
Bill Clinton admitted to hospital with infection
Clinton has had several health problems, mostly with his heart. "On Tuesday, President Clinton was admitted to UCI Medical Center to receive treatment for a non-COVID-related infection," Angel Ureña, spokesperson for Clinton, said in a statement. "He is on the mend, in good spirits and is incredibly thankful to the doctors, nurses, and staff providing him with excellent care.
I'm glad to be home! pic.twitter.com/ZoYuy54Q6R
— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) October 20, 2021
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"I'm on the road to recovery, but I want to remind everyone out there — take the time to listen to your bodies, and care for yourselves," Clinton continued.
Video: Bill Clinton expected to be released from hospital today (TODAY)
"We all have work to do and each of us has an important role to play in life and in the immediate future. I, for one, am going to do my best to be around to keep doing the most good I can for a lot longer."
The former president, who was in California on Clinton Foundation Business, was admitted to the hospital in Irvine last week when he began to feel fatigued, according to a source close to Clinton.
Bill Clinton released from Southern California hospital
ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — Bill Clinton was released Sunday from the Southern California hospital where he had been treated for an infection. The former president was released around 8 a.m. from the University of California Irvine Medical Center. Clinton, 75, was admitted Tuesday to the hospital southeast of Los Angeles with an infection unrelated to COVID-19, officials said. Clinton spokesman Angel Ureña had said Saturday that Clinton would remain hospitalized one more night to receive further intravenous antibiotics. But all health indicators were “trending in the right direction,” Ureña said.
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While there, he was diagnosed with a urological infection that morphed into a broader infection, the source added.
In a statement, Clinton's physicians, Dr. Alpesh Amin and Dr. Lisa Bardack, said that he had been "administered IV antibiotics and fluids," as part of his treatment for the infection.
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"He remains at the hospital for continuous monitoring. After two days of treatment, his white blood cell count is trending down and he is responding to antibiotics well," the doctors said. "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."
The former president was eventually discharged on Sunday. "His fever and white blood cell count are normalized and he will return home to New York to finish his course of antibiotics," Amin said at the time in a statement shared by Clinton spokesperson Angel Ureña.
"On behalf of everyone at UC Irvine's Medical Center, we were honored to have treated him and will continue to monitor his progress," the statement concluded.