UPDATE 8:23 A.M. EST: After Hillary Clinton‘s health made headlines over the weekend, it appears we’ve finally got answer about what exactly caused the former Secretary of State to almost faint at a September 11 Memorial ceremony. In a recent statement, Dr. Lisa R. Bardack shared:
“Secretary Clinton has been experiencing a cough related to allergies. 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 the event, she became overheated and dehydrated.”
Oh no! Although, don’t be too concerned for the presidential hopeful as the doc as since checked in on her patient and added that Hil’s “re-hydrated and recovering nicely.” Phew!
Nearly three hours into the September 11 Memorial ceremony today at Ground Zero in New York City, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton became “overheated” and was forced to leave early.
Secretary Clinton went to her daughter Chelsea‘s apartment in New York to cool down, and a few hours after that, appeared to be doing fine.
The incident happened during a very hot mid-September day in New York, a humidity and mugginess hanging over the city that affected all — and so, it would seem, Clinton too.
It is not known how long Clinton was expected to stay at the memorial, which is set to last another few hours, but she certainly ducked out earlier than reporters following her campaign trail had suspected.
There is even a video of the moment where her knees appeared to buckle (below):
After cable news networks showed her walking out of her daughter’s apartment a couple hours later, smiling and looking healthy enough, though, this appears to just have been a spell due to exhaustion, or the heat, or something related.
Hopefully, Secretary Clinton will be just fine.
And more than that, our thoughts are with all the people affected by the September 11 attacks who, on that day 15 years ago, lost a family member, or a friend, or a loved one.
We can’t imagine time makes the loss any easier, and days like this one must be especially difficult. R.I.P.
[Image via Johnny Louis/WENN.]