Former US president George H W Bush, 93, hospitalised again, says spokesperson
Former US president George H W Bush was re-admitted in hospital on Sunday, May 27, with blood infection and fatigue, his spokesperson Jim McGrath informed on Twitter, saying he would remain under observation at Southern Maine Health Care, Maine, for a few days now. Bush, who will turn 94 on June 12, has been getting admitted often due to illness and his latest release from hospital was just three weeks ago.
"The former president is awake and alert, and not in any discomfort," McGrath posted on Twitter.
Bush, who served as the 41st president of the US, was at a hospital in Houston, Texas in late April and early May, immediately after his spouse Barbara Bush passed away on April 17 at 92. They were married for 73 years. Their eldest son George W Bush also went on to become the president of the US in 2001.
Bush was down with an infection at that time which spread to his blood and left him in the intensive care. The former president is a patient of Parkinson's and wheelchair-bound.
George H W Bush served only one term as the president (1989-1992) and it was during his tenure that the US had gone to the Gulf War of 1990-91 against Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein for invading Kuwait.