US Democratic presidential presidential nominee, who was diagnosed with pneumonia, expressed on Monday that that she regretted her decision to ignore her doctor’s recommendation that she rest for five days.
In an interview with CNN, Hillary said she think it was “going to be that big of a deal.” Her diagnosis of pneumonia became public after she dehydrated and dizzy at the 9/11 attack memorial ceremony.
“Obviously I should have gotten some rest sooner,” Clinton said on Anderson Cooper 360. “Yesterday I just was incredibly committed to being at the memorial as a senator on 9/11 — it was just incredible personal to me.”
On Friday, Hillary was diagnosed with pneumonia, but she carried on with a full schedule that same day. She also held a two-hour long meeting with national security experts, a press conference, conducted a lengthy television interview and attended a fundraiser later that night.
Hillary had decided to limit the information to her family members and close aides. She concerned that the illness was not a crucial issue for voters and that it might be twisted and exploited by her opponents.
A senior aide on Monday said Hillary is suffering from no health ailments other than pneumonia, and the Democratic presidential nominee is expected to return to the campaign trail as early as mid-week.
“There’s no other undisclosed condition. The pneumonia is the extent of it,” spokesman Brian Fallon told MSNBC a day after Clinton, 68, fell ill at a 9/11 memorial event in New York and her campaign announced she had been diagnosed with pneumonia.
Fallon also said the campaign will release fresh medical records to help “further put to rest any lingering concerns” about the former secretary of state’s health.