US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton says she is “feeling fine” a day after she was forced to abruptly leave a 9/11 memorial in New York due to an apparent medical episode.
“I’m feeling fine and getting better,” Clinton tweeted on Monday, signing her message with the “H” that indicates she personally wrote it.
“Like anyone who’s ever been home sick from work, I’m just anxious to get back out there. See you on the trail soon,” she said.
The candidate’s physician, Dr. Lisa Bardack said that she was diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday.
A video of the incident emerged on Sunday, showing a seemingly fainting Clinton stumbling on the sidewalk while her security detail took her into a van and drove the former secretary of state to her daughter’s house.
Clinton told CNN on Monday that she “felt dizzy” and lost her balance, but added that after getting into the van and drinking some water, she “immediately started feeling better.”
Clinton also said she would return to campaigning “in the next couple of days.”
“I just want to get this over and done with and get back on the trail as soon as possible,” she stated.
But she felt immediately better after getting into her air-conditioned vehicle.Clinton told CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 that she felt dizzy and “did lose my balance,” while waiting for the motorcade.
She said she didn’t immediately disclose that she’s been diagnosed with pneumonia because she “just didn’t think it was going to be that big a deal’.”
Clinton said her doctor told her to rest for five days, but she “didn’t follow that very wise advice”.
She added that she’ll be back on the campaign trail “in the next couple of days”.
The health scare revived concerns about a tendency towards secrecy that has dogged the former Secretary of State’s run for the White House, and underscored perennial worries about the medical fitness of candidates for one of the world’s most demanding jobs.
Both Clinton, 68, and Republican rival Donald Trump, 70, said they intended to release more of their medical details in the coming days, as their campaigns gear up for the November 8 election.