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Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized with blood infection per spokesman

Apr 23, 2018, 5:58 PM | Updated: 6:23 pm

HOUSTON — Former president George H.W. Bush is in the hospital for a blood infection according to a family spokesman. This comes justafter attending the funeral of his wife, Barbara.

Jim McGrath announced on his Twitter account the 93-year-old is “responding to treatment and appears to be recovering.” He was admitted to the the Houston Methodist Hospital Sunday morning after an infection spread to his blood, McGrath said.

Barbara Bush’s funeral was Saturday and her husband did attend the ceremony along with former presidents Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, George W. Bush and their wives. First lady Melania trump was also in attendance.

Bush Sr. has battled several physical ailments for several years. Last April he spent two weeks in the hospital for pneumonia and chronic bronchitis.

George Herbert Walker Bush served as President of the United States from 1989-1993. He also served as a U.S. Congressman, CIA Director, and the Vice President to Ronald Reagan.

 

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