Doctors and medical experts say Hillary Clinton’s pneumonia diagnosis is a serious concern, but she is expected to recover soon.
The U.S. Democratic presidential nominee unexpectedly left a New York 9/11 anniversary ceremony Sunday, and had to be helped into a van. The 68-year-old’s physician says she became “overheated and dehydrated.”
Clinton was said to have an allergy-related cough, and was diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday. She has been put on antibiotics, and directed to get rest.
When she left the 9/11 event, a spokesman said she was going to her daughter’s apartment. She was seen leaving on her own around noon, telling reporters that she was “feeling great,” and that it’s “a beautiful day in New York.”
Due to the illness, Clinton has postponed a planned West Coast trip scheduled for Monday and Tuesday.
Following this most recent complication, Clinton is sure to face new questions about whether she’s physically fit to be the next president. Donald Trump and his supporters have been questioning the number of days Clinton takes off from the campaign trail, and also about a December 2012 concussion and fainting episode her doctor attributed to a stomach virus and dehydration. She has also suffered from a blood clot in her brain which she takes medication to prevent further clots.
The election is less than two months away.