4:23 CST~President Bill Clinton was rushed to the Columbia Campus of New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan today after experiencing chest pain.
Douglas Band, a counselor for the 63-year-old former President, says he is in “good spirits” and released the following statement:
“Today President Bill Clinton was admitted to the Columbia Campus of NY Presbyterian hospital after feeling discomfort in his chest.
Following a visit to his cardiologist, he underwent a procedure to place 2 stents in one of his coronary arteries.
President Clinton is in good spirits and will continue to focus on the work of his Foundation and Haiti’s relief and long-term recovery efforts.”
The statement continues, “In 2004, President Clinton underwent a successful quadruple bypass operation to free four blocked arteries.”
UPDATE: Secretary of State Hilary Clinton has announced that she’s on her way from Washington to be with Bill.