Hillary Clinton’s health concerns have forced her to abandon her campaign tour. Hillary Clinton, who was supposed to be headlining a fundraising event in San Francisco on Monday, was forced to sit it out following her doctor’s orders to stay home. There had been a wide range of speculations regarding Hillary’s health, but it was finally revealed she had been diagnosed with pneumonia.
“It doesn’t come easy to me to follow my doctor’s orders to rest up so I can get on the campaign trail but I am going to do it because we have so much work still ahead of us.”
Clinton’s doctor diagnosed her with pneumonia on Friday. In light of all the rumors going on about Hillary’s health, her campaign managers decided against disclosing the information until Sunday, when she was caught on camera losing her balance and fainting as she was escorted back to her van after participating in a 9/11 memorial ceremony.
Speaking to CNN after the disclosure, the Democratic nominee said on Monday that she had not considered the pneumonia was going to be “that big a deal” and had instead wanted to continue on with her campaign. She also revealed that the reason she felt dizzy and lost her balance on Sunday was because she had gone to the event against her doctor’s advice to rest for a while following the diagnosis on Friday.
“I was supposed to rest five days — that’s what they told me on Friday — and I didn’t follow that very wise advice.”
Hillary also revealed that she was feeling a lot better now and that she had been ordered by her doctor to rest for a while. She said that all she wanted was to get better as soon as possible so that she could continue on with her campaign.
“So I just want to get this over and done with and get back on the trail as soon as possible”
Hillary revealed in the interview that the reason her campaign managers didn’t publicly disclose her diagnosis was because she believed that she could continue on despite it.
“Obviously I should have gotten some rest sooner — I probably would have been better off if I just pulled down my schedule on Friday, but like a lot of people, I thought that I could just keep going forward and power through it. And obviously that didn’t work out so well.”
Former president and husband to the Democratic nominee Bill Clinton has spoken about Hillary’s health earlier in an interview with Charlie Rose, claiming that she had occasionally experienced episodes like that of Sunday Afternoon before and that the reason behind it was that she was dehydrated. Hillary was asked to comment on this and was asked how many times she had experienced something like this in the past five years.
“I think really only twice that I can recall,” she said, implying the episode from 2012 where she fainted and hit her head.
“You know, it is something that has occurred a few times over the course of my life, and I’m aware of it, and usually can avoid it. What happened yesterday was that I just was incredibly committed to being at the memorial — as a senator on 9/11, this is incredibly personal to me.”
People have been speculating about Hillary’s Health ever since she started coughing during her campaign speeches. However, the video from Sunday raised serious concerns and her campaign was forced to disclose her diagnosis. Hillary said that as soon as she felt overheated on Sunday, she decided to leave and that her dizziness passed away as soon as she got into the air-conditioned van. She then admitted that she should have followed her doctor’s advice from Friday and sit the event out.
“I felt fine, but I’m now taking my doctor’s advice — which was given to me on Friday, that I ignored — to just take some time to get over pneumonia completely.”
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