Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized

Posted at 4:58 AM, May 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-28 06:58:07-04

Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Maine Sunday. According to Bush spokespers, Jim McGrath, the Mr. Bush was taken to Southern Maine Healthcare after experiencing "low blood pressure and fatigue."

McGrath tweeted that Bush will likely remain in the hospital for a "few days" for observation. "The former president is awake and alert and not in any discomfort," he added.   

The 41st president was recently hospitalized for 13 days in late April and early May for an infection that spread to his blood. He was admitted the day after the funeral for his wife of 73 years, Barbara Bush. The 93-year-old has a form of Parkinson’s disease and uses a wheelchair and electric scooter to get around. In 2017, Mr. Bush was hospitalized with pneumonia and chronic bronchitis for about two weeks.   

Mr. Bush was in Maine to spend time at his family compound for the summer in Kennebunkport last week.

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