Just a sick day. Hillary Clinton reassured her supporters that she’s on the mend after being diagnosed with pneumonia and leaving a 9/11 memorial ceremony early.
“Thanks to everyone who’s reached out with well wishes! I’m feeling fine and getting better,” she tweeted on the evening of Monday, September 12. She added in a second tweet, “Like anyone who’s ever been home sick from work, I’m just anxious to get back out there. See you on the trail soon.”
As previously reported, the Democratic presidential nominee, 68, abruptly left a memorial service at Ground Zero in New York City and sparked rumors about her health when she was seen stumbling toward her vehicle. She was taken to her daughter Chelsea Clinton’s nearby apartment before emerging about an hour and a half later, smiling and chatting with onlookers.
“I’m feeling great,” she told the crowd. “It’s a beautiful day in New York.”
Later that day, her physician, Dr. Lisa R. Bardack, issued a statement about the former secretary of state’s health. “Secretary Clinton has been experiencing a cough related to allergies,” she said. “On Friday, during follow-up evaluation of her prolonged cough, she was diagnosed with pneumonia. She was put on antibiotics, and advised to rest and modify her schedule. While at this morning’s event, she became overheated and dehydrated. I have just examined her and she is now rehydrated and recovering nicely.”
In response, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump announced that he had undergone a recent physical and will be releasing his health results shortly. “I’ll be releasing very, very specific numbers,” Trump told Fox and Friends on Monday. “The report should be finished this week.”
Clinton’s campaign also said they would be releasing more information on her health in coming days. Her upcoming trip to California has been canceled while she recuperates, according to Reuters.