NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Hillary Clinton’s doctor revealed the Democratic presidential nominee has been battling pneumonia after she left the 9/11 memorial ceremony in lower Manhattan early due to feeling overheated.


“Secretary Clinton has been experiencing a  cough related to allergies. On Friday, during follow up evaluation of her prolonged cough, she was diagnosed with pneumonia,” Dr. Lisa R. Bardack said in a statement. “She was put on antibiotics, and advised to rest and modify her schedule. While at this morning’s event, she became overheated and dehydrated. I have just examined her and she is now re-hydrated and recovering nicely.”

Clinton campaign spokesperson Nick Merrill said she is “feeling much better.”


“Secretary Clinton attended the September 11th Commemoration Ceremony for just an hour and thirty minutes this morning to pay her respects and greet some of the families of the fallen. During the ceremony, she felt overheated so departed to go to her daughter’s apartment, and is feeling much better.”

Despite feeling better, Clinton has canceled her Monday fundraising trip to California.

CBS2’s Steve Langford reported Clinton was seen on West Street, appearing to lean against a post, while being supported by an aide. As a Secret Service agent begins to usher Clinton toward her van, she falters and then, with the assistance of a second agent, appears to collapse, before being surrounded by security and staff.

The 20-second clip shows Clinton’s knees buckling as she stepped towards a van, 1010 WINS reported.

Sources briefed on the incident told CBS2  said that as Clinton was being helped into her vehicle she appeared to have fainted.

Clinton later said she was “feeling great” after having to leave the ceremony. She walked out of her daughter Chelsea’s apartment in Manhattan just before noon on Sunday.

“It’s a beautiful day in New York. I’m feeling great,” Clinton said. “Thank you.”

CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez said Clinton appeared fine a couple of hours after the disturbing video.

“If you’ve got allergies, you’re being treated with antihistamines, that can dehydrate you,” Gomez said. “If you’ve got pneumonia, and you’re being treated with antibiotics, those can indirectly lead to dehydration.”

Trump, who attended the same event marking the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, was noticeably restrained. Asked by a reporter about Clinton’s health incident, Trump said, “I don’t know anything.”

The incident compounds an already difficult stretch for Clinton as the presidential race enters its final stretch. Despite Trump’s numerous missteps, the race remains close and many Americans view Clinton as dishonest and untrustworthy.

New York Democratic congressman Rep. Joe Crowley, who stood behind Hillary Clinton at a Sept. 11 memorial ceremony, says he chatted with the Democratic candidate beforehand and that “she did not seem out of the ordinary at all” although the conditions were “stiflingly hot.”

In a telephone interview, Crowley told the Associated Press that at one point, he saw what he thought was a staff member tap Clinton on her shoulder. The person “said something like, “We’re going to move now,”‘ Crowley said.

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., echoed Crowley’s sentiments.

“Hillary and I chatted for quite a while about our remembrances of 9/11/01 and our families. It was pretty hot out there, but she seemed fine to me, and left on her own accord,” Schumer told CBS2.

Crowley said that despite the temperate weather outside, heat was an issue for those standing on the cobblestones at the ceremony. He said he was sweating through his shirt.

“We were begging for some kind of wind,” Crowley added.

On Friday, Clinton told donors that “half” of rival Donald Trump’s supporters are in a “basket of deplorables” — a comment that drew sharp criticism from Republicans. Clinton later said she regretted applying that description to “half” of Trump’s backers, but stuck by her assertion that the GOP nominee has given a platform to “hateful views and voices.”

Now Clinton is sure to face new questions about whether she’s physically fit for the presidency. Trump and his supporters have been hinting at potential health issues for months, questioning Clinton’s stamina when she takes routine days off the campaign trail and reviving questions about a concussion she sustained in December 2012 after fainting. Her doctor attributed that episode to a stomach virus and dehydration.

Clinton’s doctor reported she is fully recovered from the concussion, which led to temporary double vision and discovery of a blood clot in a vein in the space between her brain and skull. Clinton also has experienced deep vein thrombosis, a clot usually in the leg, and takes the blood thinner Coumadin to prevent new clots.

Clinton spent about 90 minutes at the 9/11 event Sunday, standing alongside numerous other dignitaries, including New York’s Democratic senators, Chuck Schumer and Kirstin Gillibrand. The weather was warm and humid in New York on Sunday, and there was a breeze at the crowded memorial plaza during the ceremony.

Trump’s personal physician has said the Republican presidential nominee is in excellent health both physically and mentally. But the 70-year-old has refused to release his own health records.

Dr. Harold Bornstein’s report last December remains the only medical information released so far by the Trump campaign. Bornstein told NBC News he needed just five minutes to write a glowing public assessment of Trump’s health as a limousine waited to carry the letter back to Trump.

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Comments (56)
  1. bluesdoc70 says:

    The democrats were caught rigging the primary for her after lying about it for months.

    She’s been displaying obvious serious health issues and they’ve attributed questions to “conspiracy theorists” .

    Now they’re changing their story by the hour about her condition.

  2. TCO says:

    Hillary Just LOST the election folks!! Mark my words….

  3. Freespee says:

    LIES LIES AND more LIES. Hillary Clinton does NOT have a pneumonia. She has congestive heart failure, which turned into blood clotting issues, which evolved into episodic syncope, which led to a hard fall, which led to a traumatic brain injury, which led to complex partial seizures. Hillary Clinton is not fit to be President. Her condition will not improve.

  4. Dwstick says:

    Overheated?! Probably more like dehydration due to hangover from heavy drinking the night before!

  5. Kelly Harrell says:

    Who doesn’t take their coat off when you’re so hot you are fainting, what is she hiding under her coat.

  6. jnobfan says:

    Is this who you want to answer the 3AM call? She is sick. there is no point in denying it

  7. The only thing overheating is Hillary’s infallibility.

  8. jim says:

    Wise up hillary voters. If you can

  9. James Travis says:

    Heat. YEA. Her lies are coming back on her

  10. The Facts says:

    Hildabeast for the cooler!

  11. Ashley West says:

    Healthy people do NOT get overheated at 78 degrees. She had another mini-stroke or a reaction to all of the strange medicines they are pumping her with to keep her on her feet. She is a very sickly woman.

  12. Janet says:

    How could she ever serve as President? This, plus the brain damage from her concussion should disqualify her.

  13. Yarply Twelve says:

    They say she was overheated yet no sweat on her face and as usual the long heavy clothes which says she is cold, or is covering up something, like maybe track marks. Why the long sleeves if hot? They’re lying again.

  14. OMG–MUST SEE!!!
    Hillary Clinton Coughing Rap!! Montage!

  15. “Overheated”? Well, yeah, you would be too if you were wearing a horse blanket in 90+ degree heat and humidity. But that’s none of my business.

    1. Yarply Twelve says:

      It doesn’t matter what the temp is, the long sleeves say she is cold. My dad before he died wore long sleeves when it was near a hundred outside because he felt cold all the time.

  16. Andy Howe says:

    Hillary loses shoe during medical episode at 9/11 event. Fawning press says: “She’s just like Cinderella.”

  17. Bill Smith says:

    I just watched the video of her on youtube…. She was in a bad way…it was a little scary… i hope for her sake she puts her heatth for her life above her ambition to be president.

    1. pfbonney says:

      Both for her own sake, and for the sake of the country. America needs an indefatigable and healthy president.

  18. alan93 says:

    How is it 82 degrees? All the weather sites are saying 77 degrees at 1:00

  19. TheBruce says:

    Maybe she’ll claim Colin Powell advised her to lose that shoe.

  20. FIREBIRD says:

    At noon, it was 82 in Manhattan – much cooler at 9:00 – hardly fainting weather! HILLARY HAD A SEIZURE! Hillary is very ill – she has Parkinson’s Disease

  21. Kate says:

    The pols have no place being there. It is sad they are there for photo ops, to see & be seen. If they choose to be there the should just be in the background, and honor those who are remembered by being silent. The day is to remember ordinary people who did extraordinary things in lives cut short. I don’t need to see or hear people with Dem./Rep., etc. past or present offering sound bites, having photos used in campaign ads over the next 7 1/2 weeks. None of you are the “story” today.

  22. Jonny C says:


  23. kasual says:

    overheated? really, i’d have thought she’d gain more sympathy if she claimed she was overcome with grief. when will she admit that she isn’t a well person?

  24. JACRA says:

    Put me in COACH – Joe Biden is warming up in the bullpen. No No its its MITT Romney! Time to try and do the switcharoo on the country.

  25. Brian McLoughlin McLoughlin says:

    it was 75 degrees with a light breeze at the time hillary was carried out of 9/11 memorial service. …this is NOT an overheating incident.

    1. tonir says:

      It’s funny how the lame stream media in the USA did not report this for hours , but the daily mail in the UK had it on their website minutes after cankles took ill. Why is the media so in her pantsuit pocket. Really lends credence to those elite media snobs in the bank for the demoratzi party apparatus.

  26. It was reported that she lost a shoe. In Hillary’s defense, it’s hard to keep shoes on with cloven hooves.

  27. It appears as if Hillary is shovel ready

    1. tonir says:

      It is patently obvious cankles has some serious issues with her health…as well as telling the truth. From a mysterious doctor that travels with her carrying a diazapram injector to her people releasing she’s upped her meds. The cougzoning out , the fainting spells , and her absolute cold nature. There is more to this then her puppetmasters want out. People like soros whom have invested billions in buying this election through her will do anything to keep a semblence of life and coherence into ‘it’ to insure they get what they paid for. I owuld suggest before the first debate to see what she’s on…. we know donald is not drug head , but we all wonder what they are pumping cankles with to keep her eyes open , let alone alive.

  28. Zippy 555 says:

    Governor Cuomo just signed a law allowing bars and taverns to open at 10a on Sundays. Hillary was already nine sheets to the wind.

  29. An anxiety attack by too many deplorable people in the crowd?

    1. Kelly Harrell says:

      Who keeps their coat on when they are having heat stroke?

  30. David Maxwell says:

    At 11:30 A.M. it was 78 degrees in New York and the morning low was 63 degrees. She was carried from the event at 9:30 A.M. If you split the difference that’s 70.5 degrees, in other words, about average room temperature. “Overheated” at room temperature??????? Hmmm, me thinks someone is spinning a yarn.

  31. Overheated in the low 80’s? Doubtful.

  32. Free Lee says:

    78 degrees is not overheating lol Please die and die hard Hillary

  33. Pearl says:

    Hillary (or is it Billary) can NEVER get elected. Aside from being a disaster she won’t be able to handle the pressure. Prepare the “next in line” just in case she dies in presidency….(hopefully Trump will win and we won’t have to worry about it!!!)

  34. nader paul mckinney ventura says:

    Healthy Hillary

  35. John Nelson says:

    She looks like an unwell Truman Capote, without any of the charm.

  36. Dammitol says:

    She hasn’t been hot since the 80’s. Ask Bill.

  37. Custer9149 says:

    OVERHEATED? Yeah, right. She’s dying.
    Karma is a btch Hillary.

  38. Craig Eliot says:

    Poor little rich girl can’t take a few minutes heat while the rest of New Yorkers have to sweat it out in their cesspool of a city (thanks, Democrats!) for the last three months.

  39. tanfan says:

    They pumped her full of uppers so she could walk after the so called overheating lol Who overheats lol

  40. Overheated? Really?? When it’s just 79 degrees at noon in NYC? She was there earlier in the morning when the sun is not even a factor in downtown? I think it’s more the pharmacological grab bag she is using to stabilize what ever health condition(s) she is suffering from. Hillary will NEVER be able to stand up to the rigors of the POTUS office. She would just be a puppet for whomever is pulling her strings if elected. And I pray that never happens.

  41. Tung Gruv says:

    Every time Hillary coughs, a demon gets its wings.

  42. Dan English says:

    “Overheated”?? So was there any other people out of the crowd that fainted? Why won’t people see through this BS.

    1. Custer9149 says:

      If only. After getting her brains beat out by Trump at the end of this month at the first debate she’ll be in some serious deep $ht.

  43. All lies … according to Fox … she fainted, lost a shoe, tripped, and was helped in to van …. “overheated” my arse

  44. Enter one Joseph Robinette Biden.

  45. Mr. Bill says:

    This woman obviously has medical issues. How could she possibly serve as president?

    1. Custer9149 says:

      And dopey liberals want that grotesque monster to become Commander in Chief? Let’s get real folks.

  46. Monica Lewinsky’s ex-boyfriend’s aging, infirm, lying, felonious wife’s email administrator for President!

  47. Justme77 says:

    Oh, but she’s perfectly healthy! The left wing media swears by that statement.

  48. Trump For The Win! LANDSLIDE!

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