Former President George H. W. Bush, 92, Hospitalized for 'Shortness of Breath'
Officials said the former president is stable and is expected to leave the hospital in a few days
Former President George H. W. Bush was rushed to a Texas hospital on Saturday after experiencing “shortness of breath.”
Bush, 92, was in stable condition at the Houston Methodist Hospital on Wednesday, according to KHOU.
His post-White House spokesman Jim McGrath tweeted out the news on Wednesday, noting that the former president has “responded very well to treatments.” He added: “Hope to have him out soon.”
Bush’s office later released a statement, revealing that he was “being monitored as a precaution and is resting comfortably,” according to NBC News.
“He’s there. He’s fine and he’s doing really well,” Bush’s chief of staff, Jean Becker, told the Houston Chronicle.
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This is not the first health scare Bush has seen in recent years. The wheelchair-bound, 92-year-old was hospitalized in 2015 in Maine after falling at his summer home, according to NBC. He was hospitalized in 2014 after experiencing a shortness of breath.
The former president suffers from a form of Parkinson’s disease and uses a motorized wheelchair to get around. However, Bush hasn’t let his old age slow him down. For his 90th birthday, Bush went skydiving near his summer home in Maine.