Bill Clinton sat down with CBS’s Charlie Rose on Monday evening and said that Hillary Clinton "frequently" faints because of dehydration, but the word "frequently" was edited out of that night’s broadcast, TMZ reported.
In a longer version of the interview that aired Tuesday on CBS This Morning, "frequently" was not removed.
Rose got straight to the point with the former president during the interview, asking how Hillary was doing after she fainted Sunday at a 9/11 memorial event and confessed that she had been diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday. Clinton said that his wife was doing fine but added that she frequently faints because of dehydration.
"When you look at the collapse, that video that was taken, you wonder if it’s not more serious than dehydration," Rose said to Clinton.
"No, no. She’s been—well, if it is, it’s a mystery to me and all of her doctors. ‘Cause frequently—not frequently, that’s not—rarely, but on more than on occasion over the last many, many years, the same sort of thing has happened to her when she just got severely dehydrated," Clinton said.
In the edited version of the interview initially aired, the camera stays on Rose longer than the former president.
"Well, if it is, it’s a mystery to me and all of her doctors. Rarely, but on more than one occasion over the last many, many years, the same sort of thing has happened to her when she just got severely dehydrated," the edited clip of Clinton said.
TMZ had reached out to CBS for comment but did not receive a response.