George H.W. Bush re-admitted to hospital

A spokesman for former President George H.W. Bush revealed the 92 year-old was re-hospitalized on Friday after he fell ill with a recurring bout with pneumonia.

The 41st U.S. president also sought emergency medical care earlier this year for symptoms of pneumonia. He spent 16 days in the hospital in January.

Bush has been receiving treatment at Houston’s Methodist Hospital since Friday, and was preemptively rushed back into emergency care after a heavy cough became a cause for alarm. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath announced that he was again diagnosed with pneumonia and is currently on the mend.

McGrath said the eldest Bush “is in very good spirits and is being held for further observation while he regains his strength.”

The former Congressman, CIA director and President has seen his fair share of serious medical battles in recent years, including a serious fall in 2015 which resulted in Bush breaking a bone in his neck. Bronchitis, shortness of breath and a minor case of Parkinson’s disease have physically limited Bush, as he is now ridden to either a motorized scooter or a wheelchair.

H/T: New York Post

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