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Bill Clinton

Hospitalized for Chest Pain

2/11/2010 7:01 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0211_bill_clinton_bn_tmz_01-1President Bill Clinton was admitted to a hospital in NY today after experiencing chest pain.

A rep for 63-year-old Clinton just released the following statement:

"Today President Bill Clinton was admitted to the Columbia Campus of NY Presbyterian hospital after feeling discomfort in his chest.

Following a visit to his cardiologist, he underwent a procedure to place 2 stents in one of his coronary arteries.

President Clinton is in good spirits and will continue to focus on the work of his Foundation and Haiti's relief and long-term recovery efforts."

The statement continues, "In 2004, President Clinton underwent a successful quadruple bypass operation to free four blocked arteries."

FYI -- a "stent" is a device that opens up a blocked artery.

UPDATE:
Hilary Clinton has announced that she's on her way from Washington to be with Bill.

Story developing ...

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61.

Jennifer Bouldack    

"UPDATE: Hilary Clinton has announced that she's on her way from Washington to be with Bill."

Excuse me, TMZ, but I take offense at your referencing the former president as "Bill."

I am not a member of his political party, have never voted for him in any election, and have never been a fan of his. However, there is a certain amount of respect that must be afforded the position of President of the United States that applies to anyone who has held that office.

You should always refer to the former president as just that: either President Bill Clinton or former President Clinton or something of that nature.

And as for his wife, of whom I am also no fan, as Secretary of State, she should be referenced as "Secretary of State Hilary Clinton" and not simply "Hilary Clinton."

Being a gossip rag (of sorts) gives you a certain license to play loosely with the rules of decency. I get that. However, as Americans, there is no excuse for such blatant disrespect for the offices to which you referred. It is not about respecting the people, TMZ, it is about respecting the office.

You should change that immediately, although I suspect you will leave it up now that you see there is some level of "outrage" among US citizens, which always makes for good numbers for your unique page visits which, in turn, drives up advertising dollars. I get that, too. But, I just wonder...is there ever any point at which you think being a decent human being and citizen trumps what you can get out of something enough that you would choose it?

Surprise us all, TMZ, and do your reporting AND take the high road at the same time. If only this once, show us that it can be done. Well, we all know it CAN be done. We just don't expect you to be willing to do it. Why not surprise us and prove us wrong?

1659 days ago
62.

Allred Tree    

I'm praying for you and know you'll be better fast. Life is short and you deserve true love just like John Edwards so remember that! Hillary will understand....remember HER WORDS about "she could have stayed home and baked cookies." If she had, maybe your marriage would have been true and remember the saying about the way to a man's heart being through his stomach!

1659 days ago
63.

Jack    

Your going to HELL!! Bill Clinton you bastard!!!!

1659 days ago
64.

Liz    

We love you, Bill. Hang ion there and our thoughts are with you and your family.

1659 days ago
65.

WillOTheWisp    


Fast recovery Mr. Clinton!

Damn, being a president really aged him!
The Presidency of the U.S. is one job where all the money in the world couldn't get me to run for!!
Man, each of the past Presidents left office looking like they had LITERALLY fought in every war we've been involved in!
God bless them all!

1659 days ago
66.

that.is.all    

I think this guy had a talk show once, right?

1659 days ago
67.

moveover    

Major heart surgery just two years ago ... and now this so soon after? Not good. Can you say Bubba G. Harding?

1659 days ago
68.

sue    

Bad heart or too much sex?
Maybe he was caught with another
girl getting a job.
Hope he drops dead. What a disgraceful man.

1659 days ago
69.

Fred Farkel    



Get well Bill!!!

Hey. Even Rush Limbaugh is wishing (you and) Hillary well for the next election!!!

1659 days ago
70.

Darlene    

You & family are in my thoughts & prayers! You were a great President!!!! Love you!

1659 days ago
71.

Darlene    

{{{{{{{{{{Bill & Hilary}}}}}}}}}

1659 days ago
72.

Doobster    

Hillary's gotta stop undressing in front of him or she's gonna kill him for sure. One look at her naked would be enough to give a healthy man chest pains and send him to the hospital.

1659 days ago
73.

Ken    

If Obama visits Clinton in the hospital, it would be fitting if he brought Clinton a cup of coffee. After all, Clinton said Obama would have been serving them coffee a couple of years ago.

1659 days ago
74.

stonecold    

15. We love you Mr Bill Get well soon. Hillary take care of your man.
XOXO
Posted at 5:24PM on Feb 11th 2010 by Nicky Scharbach


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You mean take care of the "man" who cheated on me every chance he got? Yeah, I'll get right on that.

1659 days ago
75.

DeeWA2009    

My prayers are with the Clintons. I like Bill, Hillary and even Chelsea. Good LUCK and Get Well Soon!

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