U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is being treated for pneumonia, her doctor said on Sunday, after the politician was taken ill at a ceremony marking the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.
Clinton abruptly left the ceremony in New York on Sunday after becoming "overheated," one of her campaign spokesperson said following reports that she had "fainted." There was a further update later in the evening when her doctor released a statement saying Clinton had pneumonia.
"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. 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," Dr Lisa R. Bardack said in a statement.
Clinton was due to travel to California on Monday for a two-day fundraising and campaign trip, her spokesman Nick Merrill said, but continues to rest at home in Chappaqua, near New York.
There have been questions over why Clinton didn't disclose her health condition earlier but her aides said the former Secretary of State didn't disclose her pneumonia because she thought she could power through and wasn't coughing Saturday. Now aides realize that was a mistake, NBC News reported.