ORANGE, Calif .– Former President Bill Clinton on Wednesday thanked his doctors and caregivers at UC Irvine Medical Center for the treatment he received during his recent hospital stay, and also thanked the public for the support .
Clinton, 75, was released from UCI Medical Center on Sunday after a five-day stay for treatment of a urinary tract infection that has spread to his bloodstream.
“I was so touched by the outpouring of support I received during my stay in the hospital. Thank you very much,” Clinton said in a video message posted to Twitter by her spokesperson. “I also want to thank the doctors and nurses at UC Irvine Medical Center for the absolutely wonderful care they have given me over the past few days. Special thanks to Dr (Alpesh) Amin, who oversaw my care and kept my family informed along the way. ”
Amin is executive director of hospital medicine at UC Irvine Health.
“I’m really happy to be back home,” Clinton said in the video, which was filmed outside her home in New York City. “I’m doing great, enjoying this beautiful fall weather. I’m on the road to recovery, but I want to remind everyone, take the time to listen to your body and take care of yourself.”
He added that “each of us has an important role to play in life and in the immediate future”.
“For my part, I will do my best to be there to continue doing the best I can for a lot longer,” he said.