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Former president George H. W. Bush hospitalized in Houston


NewsHubFormer president George H. W. Bush, 92, has been hospitalized in Houston, the Houston Chronicle reported early this morning.
The paper, quoting Jean Becker, the chief of staff to the 41st president, said he was “fine” and “doing really well” after falling ill recently. She told KHOU in Houston that the nation’s oldest living former president was in stable condition.
The Chronicle said Bush “is expected to be discharged in the next couple of days” from Houston Methodist Hospital.
Bush is famously tough and resilient for a man of his age, despite having a form of Parkinson’s disease and having suffered from Graves’s disease, a thyroid ailment, during his presidency.
The former president, who served from 1989 to 1993, fell at his Kennebunkport, Maine, home in July 2015, and while, breaking a bone in his neck, managed to recover relatively quickly.
In December 2014, he was hospitalized after experiencing shortness of breath.
And in 2012, he was admitted for a bronchitis-related cough, spending two months at the hospital, some of it in intensive care.
KHOU said more information would be released later Wednesday.
In an email to The Post Wednesday morning, Jim McGrath, Bush’s spokesman, said the former president was admitted to Houston Methodist on Saturday suffering from shortness of breath “and has responded very well to treatments.”
“Doctors and everyone are very pleased,” McGrath also told The Post, “and we hope to have him out soon.”

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