Don’t worry folks, Hillary Clinton is doing just fine!
As you may recall, the former Secretary of State faced a health scare when she became “overheated” and almost collapsed while leaving the September 11 terror attacks 15th anniversary memorial event in New York City. Shortly after the presidential hopeful’s health made headlines, Miz Clinton’s doctor confirmed that the famous Democrat was simply dealing with a case pneumonia and is recovering nicely.
If you’re baffled as to why so many people are fixating on Hill’s health, don’t worry you’re not alone as the 68-year-old is equally as shocked. On Monday, the former First Lady called into Anderson Cooper‘s show on CNN and revealed that she didn’t think her bout of pneumonia was “going to be that big a deal.” Same girl, same.
On why she decided to keep her diagnosis “hidden,” the politician explained:
“It’s just the kind of thing that, if it happens to you and you’re a busy, active person, you keep moving forward.”
What like YOU’VE never gone to work sick before? Anywho, Secretary Clinton did take the time to clarify that she did NOT faint but simply lost her balance for a moment. She continued:
“I did lose my balance for a minute. Once I got in, once I could sit down, once I could cool off, once I had some water, I felt better.”
Phew! However, Cooper didn’t stop there with the health questions as he went on to ask how many times she’d experienced dizzy spells in the last five years and even brought up her 2012 concussion. SRSLY?
Regardless, Clinton answered the question like a pro and noted:
“I think really only twice, that I can recall. It is something that has occurred a few times over the course of my life, I’m aware of it and can usually avoid it.”
Although Hillary has since admitted she probably should’ve just lightened her workload, the mother-of-one added that she was “incredibly committed” to the September 11 memorial event. Fair, fair!
“I’m feeling so much better. Obviously, I should have gotten some rest sooner, I probably would have been better off if I’d just pulled down my schedule on Friday. Like a lot of people I just thought I could keep going forward and power through it, and obviously that didn’t work out so well.”
Hillary’s husband, Bill Clinton, has also weighed in on the hysteria involving his wife’s health as he dished to CBS News‘ Charlie Rose on Monday:
“She was even better last night before she went to sleep. She had a good night’s sleep, she’s doing fine. We’ve gotten all these, as you might imagine, emails and text messages and calls. But she’s just doing fine. She just got dehydrated yesterday.”
When asked if his wife’s dizziness was a sign of a more serious condition, the former President relayed:
“Well if it is, it’s a mystery to me and all her doctors because frequently├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥well not frequently, rarely├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥but on more than one occasion, over the last many, many years, the same sort of thing happened to her when she got severely dehydrated.”
Here’s hoping Hillary and Bill’s remarks on the situation will be enough to end this unnecessary drama. Fingers crossed!
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