December 22nd, 2007
08:05 AM ET
12 years ago

Giuliani sees doctor before returning to trail

Giuliani was released from the hospital Thursday

(CNN) Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani saw his personal physician again Friday before returning to a campaign schedule that included an evening fundraiser.

"Every test was normal," campaign communications director Katie Levinson told CNN in an email exchange. "Enough," was her response when a CNN reporter asked her to characterize those tests.

She did respond "no" when asked if Giuliani's treatment included any prescription drugs.

"I feel great. I feel terrific,” Giuliani told reporters as he headed into that fundraiser in Rochester, New York.

He is scheduled to campaign Saturday and Sunday in New Hampshire.

Asked in the early evening whether Giuliani had gone to the doctor or to any medical appointments Friday, a campaign aide in New York declined to answer. At one point, when asked whether the campaign would detail any medical tests the mayor had received, the aide joked to a CNN reporter "put away your black helicopter."

Later, in response to questions from CNN, Levinson, who was traveling with the candidate, said: "He went to see his primary care physician this afternoon around 2 p.m. for a follow up. He got there at 8 pm or so last night and it sounds like it they just wrapped up today..."

The "last night" reference was regarding a Thursday night appointment in New York after Giuliani was released from an overnight hospital stay in St. Louis.

He was hospitalized after experiencing what the campaign described as flu like symptoms including a severe headache and discomfort. Giuliani's doctor in New York recommended his plane return to St. Louis and that the Mayor receive medical attention.

- CNN Chief National Correspondent John King


Filed under: Rudy Giuliani
soundoff (35 Responses)
  1. Steve, Lyons, CO

    Rudy's gonna need strong drugs from that doctor. His candidacy is imploding, his lies and strange non-family values, his constant harping on 9-11, has shot down this balsa glider.

    Good riddance to garbage.

    December 22, 2007 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  2. jw, canadian,ok

    I heard they did a brain scan and couldn't find one.

    December 22, 2007 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  3. steven,indianapolis,in

    The headache that giuliani got was most likely from the stress of the campaign trail.If he cannot handle that stress how would he ever handle the stress of being president?

    He is nothing more than a G.W. puppet.

    December 22, 2007 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  4. GRACE, SUN CITY CENTER, FL

    THANK THE ST. PETE TIMES FOR THIS BIT
    OF INFO.
    NYC's DEBT GREW BY 48% DURING GIULIANIs
    TENURE. HIS FINAL BUDGET PREPARED IN
    JUNE 2001, LEFT NEW MAYOR BLOOMBERG
    WITH A $3.1 BILLION BUDGET DEFICIT.
    ALSO, IMPROVEMENT IN PUBLIC SAFETY
    WAS BUOYED BY $400 MILLION FROM THEN
    PRESIDENT CLINTON'S PROGRAM TO PUT
    MORE POLICE OFFICERS ON THE STREETS.
    GIULIANI IS HIGHLY OVER-RATED.

    December 22, 2007 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  5. Ivan, Chicago, Illinois

    When I and most Americans have a headache and fell discomfort we take an asprine and get on with our lives. We don't get oueselves checked into a hospital. I didn't know that the self proclaimed hero of 9/ii was a wimp.

    December 22, 2007 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  6. CS, Gerald, MO

    Perhaps he should have taken that job in Mexico City, then we would know it was just indigestion.

    December 22, 2007 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  7. LQ, Rochester MN

    OK so they won't say what was wrong or what tests were run and therefore "normal".
    So much for transparency, Rudy

    December 22, 2007 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  8. Cynthia, Nashville, TN

    Glad to know you're feeling better Rudy. Best of luck in the primaries.

    Romney 08!

    December 23, 2007 01:28 am at 1:28 am |
  9. Ajay Jain

    Flu-like symptoms 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! http://hillaryis44.org/

    December 23, 2007 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  10. Ajay Jain

    Flu-like symptoms or a EVEN 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! http://hillaryis44.org/

    December 26, 2007 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
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