Bill Clinton once again lives up to his nickname “The Comeback Kid.” The former President is already up on his feet at home in "excellent health" less than 24 hours after having an emergency heart procedure.
Clinton smiled and waved from the back of black SUV as he headed home from the hospital. He looked perfectly polished in a suit, leaving New York City's Columbia Presbyterian hospital just after 7 a.m. with Chelsea by his side.
Clinton is resting at home in Chappaqua, New York. He's being looked after by his daughter Chelsea and his wife, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. And he's already received get well calls from Presidents Obama and George W. Bush. And don't expect the former President to play patient for too long. According to his representative, Clinton is looking forward to getting back to work as soon as possible.
Among Clinton's well wishers is 7-year-old C.J. Williams. The second grader stopped by with a get well gift for the former Commander in Chief, a Valentine's Day card, and some candy in a plastic heart container.
Clinton, who had quadruple bypass surgery in 2004, had been experiencing chest discomfort for a couple of days, but waited to see his doctor because of the blizzard of 2010.
The Today show's Dr. Nancy Snyderman scolded Clinton for not seeking medical help sooner: "This is the President, former President of the United States. A snow plow would have gone and picked him up. A 48-hour wait does not make me happy and I'm sure it didn't make his doctors happy," said Snyderman.
Doctors stress that Clinton's heavy workload, including a recent trip to Haiti, had nothing to do with him needing the emergency surgery.