It has emerged that Hillary Clinton’s been treated for pneumonia, after leaving a 9/11 commemoration in New York early and heading to her daughter Chelsea’s apartment.
The Democratic presidential nominee became ‘overheated’ at a ceremony at Ground Zero, her campaign spokesman said.
Her doctor, Lisa Bardack, said in a statement that she has been experiencing a cough related to allergies and that an examination on Friday showed that she was suffering from pneumonia.
Clinton has canceled a trip she was scheduled to take to California on Monday for fundraising and other campaign events, according to an aide – who declines to provide further details about her schedule for the week.
Hillary Clinton has left her daughter's apartment, where she headed after leaving the Sept. 11 commemoration early. pic.twitter.com/iyGHMfNI0R— NPR (@NPR) September 11, 2016
It comes at a crucial time in the White House race against Republican rival Donald Trump.
There is less than two months to go now until the election and the first of three debates is in two weeks’ time.
Clinton, 68, had surgery in 2012 for a blood clot, although her doctors say she made a full recovery.
Two years her senior, Trump had previously questioned how fit she is for the presidency. In August the former Secretary of State’s personal physician declared her “in excellent health.”