New York, Feb. 13 (ANI): Former US President Bill Clinton, who underwent a heart procedure on Thursday, has said he is feeling "great" and planning to get back to Haiti relief work because "that's what my life is for."
"I have to keep working; it's what I should do. That's what my life is for. I was given a good mind, a strong body, and you know I've had a wonderful life. It would be wrong for me not to work. Hillary and I took some time off around the New Years. And we will continue to try to take more vacations.
But I want to work. It's a good thing to do," The New York Post quoted him, as saying.
Speaking outside his home in suburban Chappaqua, near New York city, Clinton praised the doctors who placed two stents in one of his coronary arteries and said he felt so good, he had "done a couple miles on the treadmill today."
Clinton left the hospital early Friday morning.
Speaking about any precautions he has been suggested by the doctors, he said, "They said not to lift anything that weighs over 10 pounds for a week. Not to jog, but to walk, but not to walk fast up steep hills for a week, until the opening, where they did the surgery in my leg, heals.
"But they said that I should go back; and you know it's a miraculous thing. You can feel the energy coming back right away when there's all the arteries are pumping to the heart."
Earlier Friday, he reassured supporters he would continue his work as a fundraising coordinator for earthquake-struck Haiti.
"In my capacity as UN Special Envoy for Haiti, I will continue to work with the Haitian government and people, international donors and multilateral organizations," Clinton said in a statement.
Clinton is a special UN envoy to Haiti and also works with fellow former US president George W. Bush in coordinating fundraising.(ANI)