Bill Clinton is sick but he wanted to reassure him about his state of health. The former American president announced on Wednesday that he had tested positive for Covid-19 and suffered from “mild symptoms”.
“I’m doing well overall and keeping busy at home,” tweeted the 76-year-old Democrat, who served in the White House from 1993-2001. a booster dose,” he added, calling on “everyone to do the same, especially as winter approaches.”
The 42nd US President had been hospitalized in October 2021 with a urinary tract infection that had spread to the bloodstream, causing sepsis. Bill Clinton has also had many health problems in the past. In particular, he had to be hospitalized in 2004, when he underwent a quadruple coronary bypass to free four clogged arteries, and in 2010 when he underwent angioplasty.
A slow pace for several years
After leaving the White House, the former president got involved in numerous humanitarian and diplomatic causes. He has traveled the world, as much to participate in generously remunerated conferences as to go to disaster-stricken regions or raise funds for the fight against AIDS. Gradually, his pace slowed. He remains involved in his foundation, supported his wife’s unsuccessful campaign against Donald Trump in 2016, but travels less. He lives with Hillary Clinton in Chappaqua, New York.