Former US president, George HW Bush has been hospitalised with blood infection.
This is coming just one day after the funeral of his wife of 73 years, Barbara Bush, who died last week aged 92. However, the 93-year-old former president has been confined to a wheelchair in recent years as he has battled a rare health condition.
“President Bush was admitted to the Houston Methodist Hospital yesterday morning after contracting an infection that spread to his blood”, family spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement. “He is responding to treatments and appears to be recovering.”
First lady Melania Trump sent her best wishes to the former president Monday evening. “Sending healing thoughts of strength, along with prayers, for President George HW Bush tonight,” Melania Trump tweeted.
Barbara Bush was laid to rest Saturday in a ceremony attended by her husband and former presidents Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, George W Bush and their spouses, along with current first lady Melania Trump.
George became the 41st US president after serving eight years as vice-president to Ronald Reagan. He was president from 1989 to 1993 and his son, George W Bush, went on to serve in the same role.
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