Updated at 5:52 p.m. ET
Hillary Clinton has been diagnosed with pneumonia, her doctor said Sunday after her sudden departure from a memorial ceremony at Ground Zero sparked a frenzy of speculation about her health.
“Secretary Clinton has been experiencing a cough related to allergies,” said Lisa Bardack, Clinton’s physician, in a statement. “On Friday, during follow up evaluation of her prolonged cough, she was diagnosed with pneumonia. 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 rehydrated and recovering nicely.”
The Democratic presidential nominee left early during a ceremony in New York to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks because she felt “overheated,” her campaign said Sunday.
“During the ceremony, she felt overheated so departed to go to her daughter’s apartment, and is feeling much better,” Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill said in a statement. Merrill pointed out Clinton attended the ceremony for 90 minutes before she was escorted out.
Video captured by an attendee and posted online shows Clinton standing arm-in-arm with a staffer as a black van approaches to remove her from the ceremony. Clinton stumbles as she steps off the curb toward the vehicle, and is helped inside by those around her.
Hillary Clinton 9/11 NYC pic.twitter.com/q9YnsjTxss— Zdenek Gazda (@zgazda66) September 11, 2016
Temperatures in New York City were in the low 80s Sunday morning. Clinton left the ceremony at about 9:30 a.m., according to The New York Times. Her daughter, Chelsea, lives in New York City’s Flatiron District, about a 20-minute drive from Ground Zero, where the memorial was held. Her campaign took more than an hour to offer an explanation of her sudden departure.