Former US President George H.W. Bush, 92 hospitalized

Former US President George H.W. Bush has been admitted to hospital with an undisclosed illness, it has emerged this morning.

The 92-year-old, was taken to Methodist Hospital, Texas after falling ill, according to his office chief of staff, Jean Becker.

He is in a stable condition at Houston Methodist Hospital, Texas, and ‘doing fine’, Becker added.

The exact reason for his spell in hospital has not been disclosed, though he is expected to return home in two days.

According to Chron, Becker said of the 41st president’s condition: ‘He’s there. He’s fine and he’s doing really well.’

Bush was President from 1989 to 1993. His White House career was ended after only four years when he was defeated in the 1992 election by Hillary Clinton’s husband, Bill Clinton.

In July 2015, Bush was taken to a hospital in Portland Maine after fracturing a bone in his neck in a fall.

But he was out of bed within a day of the accident, which happened at a family home in Kennebunkport.
As is the case with most people his age, the nation’s 41st president has had his share of health issues in recent years.

Six months earlier, he had been taken to Houston Methodist hospital after complaining of ‘shortness of breath’ but released a week later, the Chron reports.

And in late 2012 he was hospitalized with a ‘bronchitis-related’ cough and spent time in intensive care before returning home early in 2013.

(Daily Mail)