Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States and husband to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has reportedly been hospitalized in New York City.
The cause is unknown, but Clinton had a quadruple bypass operation in 2004. A reference to his health maintenance thereafter appeared in a Hillary Clinton campaign ad in 2008, when she kept the famously junk-food-loving former President from eating an onion ring because she was “lookin’ out for ya.” Bill Clinton is 64.
Details as they emerge.
Update: ABC says he was suffering chest pains, and George Stephanopoulos, formerly Clinton’s communications director and presently an ABC correspondent, says he’s getting a stent to relieve the difficulty. Word is that he’s at Columbia Presbyterian.
Update 3: Douglas Band, Clinton’s aide, says Clinton got two stents and is “in good spirits, and will continue to focus on the work of his Foundation and Haiti’s relief and long-term recovery efforts.” Well, since he’s back to issuing anodyne statements, guess we don’t have to worry about him.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on February 11, 2010