Washington – Former President Bill Clinton said Wednesday that he had tested positive for COVID-19 but had mild symptoms and encouraged people to get vaccinated. It’s the latest health scare for the 76-year-old.And has done many operations since 2004.
“I am recovering on the whole and keeping myself busy at home. I am grateful for vaccinations and encouragement, which have kept my case light, and I beg everyone to do the same, esp. As we head into the winter months,” Clinton wrote on Twitter.
In October 2021, Clinton spent five nights in a California hospital with a blood infection, before walking out arm-in-arm with his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
In 2004, at the age of 58, he underwent a quadruple bypass operation after doctors discovered signs of extensive heart disease.
Six years later he had stents placed in his coronary artery.
It inspired him to adopt a vegetarian diet and to speak publicly about how his change in food consumption helped him become healthier.
Clinton told ABC News, “Maybe if I didn’t eat so many hamburgers and steaks, which I like, maybe if I was, you know, a little less stressed in my life… Maybe it would have been different,” Clinton told ABC News. After a successful heart surgery in 2004.
Clinton led the United States for two presidential terms from 1993 to 2001.
In the two decades since leaving the White House, he has thrown himself into a number of humanitarian and diplomatic causes.
He traveled the world, not only to collect generous speaking fees and attend conferences, but also to visit disaster areas or raise funds for the fight against AIDS.
Clinton, who once called herself a “comeback kid” during the 1992 Democratic primary battle, supported her wife’s failed 2016 presidential campaign against Donald Trump.
He has gradually slowed down, and has been traveling less in recent years.
Clinton now lives in Chippaqua, New York.