04:09 GMT19 May 2021
Listen Live
    Get short URL

    Former US President George HW Bush was admitted to the Houston Methodist Hospital after contracting an infection, a family spokesperson revealed on Monday.

    The statement goes on to add that Bush contracted the infection Sunday morning and that it later "spread to his blood."

    "He is responding to treatments and appears to be recovering," the statement reads. "We will issue additional updates as events warrant."

    Reports are suggesting that the former president is currently in intensive care.

    Bush was admitted to the hospital just one day after attending the Saturday funeral of his wife, Barbara, who died at the age of 92 on Tuesday, April 17. Bush was the commander-in-chief of the United States from January 1989 to January 1993.


    Putin Expresses Condolences to George H.W. Bush Over His Wife's Death
    Former President George Bush's Brother William 'Bucky' Bush Has Died at 79
    George W. Bush Gets Trolled for 'Russian Meddling' Remarks
    Former US President George H.W. Bush Accused of Groping 16-Year-Old Girl
    Former Presidents George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush Criticize 'Blowhard' Trump
    George H.W. Bush, Texas, US
    Community standardsDiscussion