Bill Clinton on health scare: 'I was very, very lucky'

Thursday February 18, 2010

After undergoing an emergency heart operation last week, Bill Clinton is back in the office and feeling very grateful to be there.

"I'm very, very lucky that I didn't have a much worse set of circumstances," he said from his Harlem base on Wednesday.

"Everybody knows I went to the doctor last week for a little tune up on my heart. ... I'm glad to be back to work."

The former president, who had a quadruple bypass in 2004, has vowed to encourage children to avoid the heart problems he has faced by eating healthily and exercising.

"I ate too much fried food, too much ice cream, too much everything," he says. 

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