04/24/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Bill Clinton: Midterm Elections Won't Be As Bad For Democrats As 1994 (WATCH)

In his first televised interview since being hospitalized with chest pain earlier this month, former President Bill Clinton sat down with Fox News Channel's Major Garrett. He indicated that he was feeling much better and focusing on rest and exercise. "You're not being a hypochondriac once you're over 60 to respond to something," he added.

One of the main topics was the upcoming midterm elections and how they compare to what Clinton experienced in 1994. Saying that the circumstances reminded him "a little bit" of the ones 16 years ago, Clinton expressed more optimism for the Democrats' chances this time around:

If we get any breaks on the economy and my party's rank and file of leaders, you know, kind of keep their heads on straight and keep focusing on the need to show up and get counted, I don't think it'll be as bad as '94. I think we'll do much better.

The interview also touched on recent comments made by former Clinton prosecutor Kenneth Starr and on the upcoming marriage of Clinton's daughter, Chelsea.


More from the interview is available from FoxNews.com.