Just days after burying his wife Barbara, who died at age 92, former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalised after an infection he contracted spread to his blood.
Spokesman to the former president said on Monday that Bush was admitted to the hospital on Sunday.
“He is responding to treatments and appears to be recovering. We will issue additional updates as events warrant,” Bush spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement.
He was temporarily placed on a ventilator and was treated in the intensive care unit.
His wife was also hospitalised around the same time to treat a case of bronchitis.
He also was hospitalised in 2015 in Maine after falling at home and breaking a bone in his neck, and in December 2014 for about a week for shortness of breath.
Bush spent Christmas 2012 in intensive care for a bronchitis-related cough and other issues.
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