Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been admitted to a New York hospital after the discovery of a blood clot stemming from the concussion she sustained earlier this month, AP reports.
Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines says her doctors discovered the clot during a follow-up exam Sunday. Reines says Clinton is being treated with anti-coagulants. Clinton was admitted to New York-Presbyterian Hospital so doctors can monitor the medication over the next 48 hours.
The former first lady and New York senator is scheduled to leave office once President Barack Obama's choice as a SOS successor, Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) is confirmed. Clinton has largely been out of the public eye since fainting and suffering a concussion in mid-December, after earlier battling a stomach virus that resulted in a rare cancellation of an overseas trip.
Recently John Bolton, former UN ambassador under President George W. Bush, suggested recently that Clinton fabricated a "diplomatic illness" in order to dodge scheduled testimony on the Sept. 11 anniversary attack in Benghazi, Libya.