NEW YORK: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has been suffering from pneumonia and “became overheated and dehydrated” during a 9/11 remembrance ceremony in New York on Sunday, but is “recovering nicely,” her doctor said.
Physician Lisa Bardack examined the 68-year-old Clinton at her home in Chappaqua, New York, after she was forced to leave the ceremony at Ground Zero, a campaign aide said.
Video footage showed the candidate stumble as she was helped into her vehicle, and she needed to be held up on both sides by members of her entourage.
“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,” Bardack said in a statement released by Clinton’s campaign.
“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 re-hydrated and recovering nicely.” AFP