Update at 6:08 p.m.: Hillary Clinton’s campaign released a statement by the candidate’s doctor detailing that she had been diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday. “She was put on antibiotics, and advised to rest and modify her schedule” wrote Dr. Lisa Bardack. “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.”
Original post at 12:15 p.m.: Hillary Clinton left a memorial service to mark the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks early after she started feeling “overheated,” according to her campaign. Clinton went to daughter Chelsea’s apartment.
A video that appears to be of the Democratic presidential candidate getting into a van seems to show the candidate stumbling and struggling to stay on her feet.
The statement from her campaign came after numerous reports began surfacing that Clinton suffered a medical episode and was forced to leave the morning memorial service. Rick Leventhal of Fox News went as far as to say that he heard from a law enforcement source that Clinton “appeared to faint” when she was being escorted out of the memorial service. Leventhal also wrote that he heard Clinton’s “knees buckled” and she lost a shoe.
After lots of confusion among those present about what happened, the Clinton campaign released a statement. “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,” spokesman Nick Merrill said. “During the ceremony, she felt overheated, so departed to go to her daughter’s apartment and is feeling much better.” The statement notably does not say whether Clinton received any medical attention at Chelsea’s apartment, which is about a 15-minute drive from Ground Zero.
A later video showing Clinton leaving Chelsea’s home appeared to show the candidate doing well and in good spirits.
*This post has been updated since it was first published