Former President Bill Clinton was hospitalized today at NY's Columbia Presbyterian Hospital after experiencing severe chest pain which may or may not have been a full heart attack. The AP is reporting that he then had two stents surgically placed in his coronary artery. ABC and Fox were cheekily reporting that Hillary was seen leaving the Oval Office after hearing the news but was "not in a rush." An ABC source now says that Secretary Clinton still plans to leave for the Middle East tomorrow, and that that should "speak volumes" about the former President's condition.
Douglas Band, a counselor to the former President, issued this statement: "Today President Bill Clinton was admitted to the Columbia Campus of New York Presbyterian Hospital after feeling discomfort in his chest. Following a visit to his cardiologist, he underwent a procedure to place two stents in one of his coronary arteries. President Clinton is in good spirits, and will continue to focus on the work of his Foundation and Haiti’s relief and long-term recovery efforts. In 2004, President Clinton underwent a successful quadruple bypass operation to free four blocked arteries."