US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is diagnosed with pneumonia, after suffering a medical episode and abruptly leaving the September 11th Commemoration Ceremony. Clinton’s doctor has advised the Democratic presidential nominee to rest. Dr. Lisa R. Bardack said in a statement, “Secretary Clinton has been experiencing a cough related to allergies.”
She further added, “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.” “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.”
Videos have surfaced of her leaving her daughter’s New York apartment shortly before news of her pneumonia diagnosis became public, as speculation mounts over Clinton’s ill health and her ability to continue her presidential campaign. Her Republican rival Donald Trump told a reporter that he has no knowledge of her latest health concern.
On Sunday morning, Clinton left a ceremony marking the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks after only an hour and 30 minutes. The former first lady’s entourage helped her to a van after she fainted during the ceremony at New York’s National September 11 Memorial & Museum, Fox News reported, citing a law enforcement source.
According to the report, Clinton stumbled off the curb while her “knees buckled” and lost a shoe as she entered the van. The incident further fueled speculation about Clinton’s well-being, an issue that has been haunting her ever since she suffered a blood clot in her brain in 2012.