Hillary Clinton Hospitalized: Details on the Secretary of State's Scary Health Emergency

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hillary clinton secretary of stateSecretary of State Hillary Clinton was hospitalized at New York Presbyterian Hospital today after doctors say she suffered a blood clot during a follow-up exam related to a concussion she suffered this month, said her spokesman, Deputy Assistant Secretary Philippe Reines. He elaborated that Hillary will remain at the hospital for the next 48 hours, so doctors can "continue to assess" her condition, "including other issues associated with her concussion," treat her with anti-coagulants, and "determine if any further action is required." Ugh.

The concussion occurred while Hillary was suffering from a stomach virus earlier in the month. (You know, the same virus some conservatives were claiming to be political fakery that would conveniently allow the Secretary of State to avoid testifying in an open Congressional hearing about the September 11 U.S. Consulate attacks in Benghazi -- which now sounds even more ridiculous.) She fainted due to dehydration, causing the concussion. So scary.

While Reines didn't specify where the blood clot was, thankfully it sounds like her doctors have the situation under control ... Still, it's just plain horrible to think about Hillary suffering from an emergency health issue like this. We always see her looking so strong and so cool (especially over the past year, what with the Texts from Hillary meme and all), so in control, so jet-set, having logged more than 400 travel days and nearly a million miles.

Hillary was actually supposed to return to work this week, after having been out for the past three weeks due to this illness. But clearly, her personal well-being and full recovery now is much, much more important. Fingers crossed her condition improves quickly, but also completely before she heads back to D.C. to wrap up her incredibly busy tenure as secretary of state. Because while it may not be right away, we're talking about a truly amazing, inspiring, potentially presidential stateswoman here. A woman who MUST get well soon, because well after she walks away from the State Department, she'll still have a lot of work to do.

How did you react to this news about Secretary Clinton?


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bills... billsfan1104

I hope she gets better, but I cant help to believe that something is going on, and that if she passes, something sinister happened.  Just like that Foster dude that supposedly shot himself in the park.

bills... billsfan1104

CMJ, I agree.  Obama looks old. I agree that he has aged alot. 

vlk_2012 vlk_2012

Well, I'm not her so I can't really say either way what is actually going on, but I can say that her illness is pretty "convenient." If this is some sort of cover up, then shame on her and shame on our administration. However, if she is ill, then I wish her a speedy recovery. A blood clot is no joke. The past few weeks have sounded like a nightmare for her.

nonmember avatar jessablessa

Tuffy has a chip on her shoulder the size of Texas and clearly has anger issues for some unresolved personal shit. All her posts are vile and distasteful. She doesn't believe in karma...and obviously not in therapy, either! I hope Hillary's wel, and I hope Bush is well, too.

Desti... DestinyHLewis

I may not agree with her politics and like PonyChaser was saying, I do totally believe the administration is not above conjuring bs to further a cover... However I have to say when the story of this first broke with her fainting from the flu all I could think was, I bet she has what my 3 daughters and I had around the same time. This flu was horrendous and I could totally see the fainting spell happening, 105.6 fevers happened in my house. Numerous ER visits over a week, and my girls are still not fully recovered 2 weeks after going back to school. I had my oldest who didn't know her own name, the school she attended, teachers or coaches. It was awful. I sincerely hope Hillary  pulls out of this. Blood clots are very dangerous. Prayers to her and her family. 


She is a great stateswoman who has worked tirelessly to repair the damage Bush did regarding other countries impressions of the U.S.A.  She has handled hurdles with grace and dignity and I'm proud of her!  I wish her good health and every happiness!

feel better

Rhond... RhondaVeggie

Some days I think it might actually be a good idea to herd up the right wing nutjobs and lock them up for the safety of the general population. Some people are just too sick in the head to be allowed to interact with civilized human beings.

nonmember avatar bradley

@tuffy, I don't agree with her politics either, but I would never wish ill on another human being. You need therapy for anger management issues. It makes me sad that so many people on this website are so nasty. Why can't you disagree with someone's politics but be polite and civil?

nonmember avatar bradley

From a CNN poll this morning:

"Washington (CNN) - Hillary Clinton hasn't even stepped down yet as secretary of state and there's already constant speculation as to whether she'll run again for the White House. While no decision from her on any future bid for president is expected in 2013, expect speculation about her future political plans to intensify throughout the New Year.

But if she eventually changes her mind and decides to run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, a new national survey indicates that the vast majority of Democrats would consider backing her as their party's nominee."

Poor Tuffymama.

Anony... AnonyMOUSE715

Wow I have really never seen so much hate as I see on this website here. Great website, good writers, interesting articles, yet horrible, ugly attitudes. No matter how much anyone hates this woman (which none of you have met her to hate her truly anyways) she does NOT deserve to have pain & suffering wished on her one bit. That is so terrible & mean.

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