Chuck Kennedy/MCT/ABACA
November 26, 2008 10:55 AM

Former first lady Barbara Bush was hospitalized in Houston, Texas, Tuesday after suffering pain during the week, according to reports.

Family spokesman Jim McGrath told the Associated Press that Mrs. Bush, 83, went to Methodist Hospital and underwent tests, which came out negative. The specifics of the tests were not revealed, but she’d been having stomach pains for several days.

On Good Morning America Wednesday, Mrs. Bush’s daughter-in-law, Laura Bush, said, “She’s doing great.”

The current first lady also said she was in touch with the elder Mrs. Bush. “George and I talked to both President Bush and Barbara Bush last night while they were in the hospital and they were both doing very well then,” she said.

She added that the White House doctor spoke to Mrs. Bush’s doctor “and she’s doing very well and so we’re really, really thankful.”

McGrath told The Houston Chronicle that Mrs. Bush was expected to be released Wednesday.

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