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Bill Clinton To Take Hillary Clinton's Place At Upcoming Campaign Events

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Former President Bill Clinton will take his wife's place at several campaign events in the next couple of days. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has been recovering from pneumonia at home after abruptly leaving a 9/11 commemoration ceremony in New York on Sunday, where her campaign said she became overheated and dehydrated.

Hillary Clinton was due to appear at fundraisers in California on Tuesday and make an appearance for a campaign event near Las Vegas, Nev., on Wednesday, where her husband will now go instead.

Clinton did tweet a message while home in Chappaqua, N.Y., expressing her desire to return to campaigning quickly.

Hillary Clinton will release more information about her medical condition in the next couple of days, her campaign says. Campaign spokesman Brian Fallon said the release is being done "to further put to rest any lingering concerns" about the Democratic nominee's health.

Clinton's physician later released a statement revealing that the candidate was diagnosed with pneumonia last Friday. Fallon said he "can attest" that there is "no other undisclosed condition. The pneumonia is the extent of it."

Clinton, 68, has twice been diagnosed with blood clots in her legs. In 2012, a clot was discovered in her brain while she was undergoing treatment for a concussion.

The campaign has come under criticism for its handling of Sunday's episode and a lack of transparency regarding Clinton's health. Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri acknowledged on Twitter that "we could have done better yesterday, but it is a fact that the public knows more about HRC than any nominee in history."

Republican Donald Trump, 70, disclosed Monday that he underwent a physical last week and that he'll be releasing the results "when the numbers come in."

NPR News' Brian Naylor is a correspondent on the Washington Desk. In this role, he covers politics and federal agencies.
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