December 20th, 2007
03:50 PM ET
15 years ago

Giuliani leaves hospital

Giuliani has left a St. Louis hospital after spending the night there.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Republican Rudy Giuliani was released from a St. Louis, Missouri hospital Thursday, and his spokeswoman said the former New York City mayor was given a clean bill of health.

"Doctors performed a series of precautionary tests and the results of all the tests were normal," Giuliani Communications Director Katie Levinson said. "The mayor is heading back to New York this afternoon and he continues to be in high spirits."

Giuliani was admitted to the hospital late Wednesday night after complaining of flu-like symptoms.

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soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. JB post falls id


    December 20, 2007 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  2. Connie, Louisville, Tn.

    Guess they didn't do a brain scan before they gave him a clean bill of health.

    December 20, 2007 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |

    Dang, you got to stop shaking all them strangers' hands Rudy, might be some germanic or viralistic passengers there.

    One more thing, STOP KISSING THEM BABES!

    December 20, 2007 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  4. Bill Kalles, Moses Lake, WA

    And once again, no mention of how many Ron Paul supporters were there to waves signs and greet him.

    Ghouliani has been facing increasing numbers of Ron Paul fans everywhere he goes. I'm not saying it's his fault. I'm saying he should take it as an object lesson on what "blowback" is.

    December 20, 2007 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  5. Brad, Stockton, CA

    A clean bill of health? Apparently the hospital failed to perform a mental or psychiatric evaluation.

    December 20, 2007 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  6. ben

    so cnn you could not get a better picture than this?

    December 20, 2007 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  7. Surrealist, Fort Myers, FL

    Man–I hope his security team is looking at these photos!! This camera view could have easily been from a sniper rifle sight!!!

    December 20, 2007 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  8. Captain Crab, IA

    I've had flu like symptoms for a couple of days now. But I didn't go to the hospital (can't afford it for one) to have a series a tests done to find I'm OK.

    December 20, 2007 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  9. Ivan, Chicago, Illinois

    What a wimp, millions of Americans even those with insurance don't run to the hospital as fast as Giuliani ran.
    It's people like him who drive up health costs and the first sign of not feeling well. If every time someone felt under the weather and they ran to their doctors or the hosiptal, then the lines outside Doctor's offices and Hospitals would be miles long.

    December 20, 2007 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  10. Lev Klinemann, Redondo Beach CA

    I hope Giuliani's OK, but that still doesn't mean I want his as my president.

    December 20, 2007 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  11. jd, des moines, iowa

    Giuliani is stressed out, that affects his bodily immune system, with the state and national polls showing that he is in a downward spiral. He may be history in January.

    December 20, 2007 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  12. Dave E., Twin Falls, ID

    I'm not a Rudy supporter, but I am glad he's okay. I'd hate to miss seeing his expression when my candidate shocks the mainstream media and the rest of the establishment and beats him in the primaries & caucuses. 🙂

    December 20, 2007 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  13. Pasadena

    I had flu-like symptoms 5 weeks ago and I did not need to go to the hospital. Giuliani is a wimp.

    December 20, 2007 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  14. Jason, Dallas, TX

    He checked in to a hospital located at 911 911st St. His flu like symptoms were brought on by the dirt in the air after the attacks on 9/11, and he got his flu shot last year on 9/11, but he forgot to get on this year on 9/11. So as a result, he checked in to hospital to make sure he's healthy enough to see 9/11 next year.

    His insurance co-pay covered everything except for $9.11, which Mr. Giullani paid out of his own pocket.

    Wait...Giullani was there in NYC on 9/11, right? I ask because I don't think he's made that clear yet.

    December 20, 2007 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  15. Gil - California

    Good thing Sir Rudy got sick. Otherwise he wouldn't have his name in the ticker today.

    December 20, 2007 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  16. Ajay Jain

    Flu-like symptoms do not require reversing a plane journey. You could have completed your flight to NY, NY and seen a doctor there your home state Rudy!!!

    Watch the polls! You are loosing momentum and McCain is gaining momentum. Both will loose. Iraq hawks can not win the general election in 2008!!!

    Go Hillarry 08!

    December 20, 2007 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm |


    December 21, 2007 12:44 am at 12:44 am |
  18. RPin08 Orlando, FL

    I think God is sending a message to Gouliani. First it was the lightning strike. Then it was the flu. The next curse will be Huckabee pardoning another rapist who will go after Gouliani's cornhole.

    December 21, 2007 03:58 am at 3:58 am |
  19. mark wilkes barre pa

    Hope you feel better soon rudy, what will the haters do during christmas break ??

    December 21, 2007 05:54 am at 5:54 am |
  20. Dan (Baltimore, MD)

    I'm relieved to hear it and to see the mayor in high spirits in this photo. I hope he continues to have a speedy recovery.

    December 21, 2007 06:02 am at 6:02 am |
  21. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    It wouldn't surprise me if Giuliani claimed his flu-like symptoms were caused by 911.

    December 21, 2007 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  22. Ajay Jain

    Flu-like symptoms or a severe headache do not require reversing a plane journey when it is almost reaching its destination NY. Rudy, you could have completed your flight to NY, NY and seen a doctor there you home state Rudy!!!

    Watch the polls! You are loosing momentum and McCain is gaining momentum. Both will loose the nomination. Iraq hawks can not win the general election in 2008 against Hillary!!!

    Go Hillary44 08!

    December 23, 2007 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |