Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush hospitalized

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Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston for an undisclosed illness, local media reported on Wednesday.

Bush, 92, the oldest living former American president, was in stable condition and “doing fine” at the Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center, Jean Becker, his office chief of staff, told a CBS affiliate in Houston.

Bush is expected to go home in a couple of days, Becker told television station KHOU, without giving a reason for his hospitalization, reports Reuters.


Reuters was not immediately able to reach the family spokesman Jim McGrath or the hospital.

Bush is the father of former President George W. Bush and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who sought the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

The elder Bush, a Republican like his sons, served as vice president during Ronald Reagan’s two White House terms before being elected president in 1988. He served four years in the White House.

Bush has used a wheelchair in his later years and was hospitalized twice in 2014 – once for seven weeks with pneumonia and again for breathing difficulties. In July 2015 he broke a bone in his neck in a fall at the family home in Maine.

Bush’s public appearances have been rare since he entered his 90s. In October 2015, Bush, sitting his wheelchair, wearing a brace on his neck and clad in a Houston Astros jersey, tossed out the first pitch at the team’s playoff game against the Kansas City Royals.


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