Former US president Bill Clinton is "doing fine" in a California hospital, President Joe Biden says after his fellow Democrat was admitted with a non-coronavirus infection earlier this week.
Clinton, 75, who left office in 2001, entered the University of California Irvine Medical Center on Tuesday evening for the infection, according to his spokesman, Angel Urena.
He went to the hospital after suffering from fatigue and has received both IV antibiotics and fluids, his doctors said. CNN reported that his doctors believe Clinton had a urinary tract infection that spread to his bloodstream.
It was not immediately clear when Clinton would be released. Biden, who spoke with Clinton on Friday, said the former president would likely go home soon, though it was not clear whether he would be released on Saturday or later.
"He is getting out shortly. Whether that's tomorrow or the next day, I don't know," Biden told reporters in Connecticut.
"He's doing fine. He really is."
Clinton has dealt with heart problems in the past, including a 2004 quadruple bypass surgery and a 2010 procedure to open a blocked artery.
His wife Hillary, a former secretary of state and presidential candidate, was at the hospital on Thursday night and was later seen leaving.
"He's up and about, joking and charming the hospital staff," Clinton spokesman Urena told Reuters on Thursday.
The Democrat served two terms in the White House from 1993 to 2001, overseeing strong economic growth while engaging in bruising political battles with his Republican opposition.
CNN reported that Clinton, whose lives mostly in New York state, was in California for a private event for his foundation.
Australian Associated Press