President 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.
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Hospitalized for Chest Pain
2/11/2010 7:01 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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