Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s personal physician confirmed that she has pneumonia, a diagnosis made two days before she nearly collapsed at a Sept. 11 memorial service in New York City on Sunday.
Clinton’s health came into the spotlight Sunday when she was rushed from ground zero as she appeared to be fainting. Hours later, Dr. Lisa R. Bardack quelled frantic speculation with a statement saying that she is suffering from pneumonia and has been put on antibiotics.
“Secretary Clinton has been experiencing a cough related 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,” Bardack said.
“While at this morning’s event, she became overheated and dehydrated. I have just examined her and she is now re-hydrated and recovering nicely.”
A video of Clinton at the 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony shows aides supporting her as she wobbled and stumbled towards the vehicle. She had arrived at the event at 8:19 a.m. and left a little more than an hour later.