Former President George H.W. Bush released from hospital

Former President George H.W. Bush in his office in Houston in 2012.

After spending nearly a week in a Houston hospital, former President George H.W. Bush was released Tuesday and is now resting at home.

Bush, 90, who is the nation’s oldest living former president, was taken to Houston Methodist Hospital last week as a precaution after experiencing shortness of breath, according to a statement from his office.

“He is now resting at home, grateful to the doctors and nurses for their superb care,” Jim McGrath, his spokesman, said in a statement.

In November 2012, Bush went to Houston Methodist with a persistent cough. He developed a fever and stayed nearly two months. And last year, his wife, Barbara, was admitted to the same hospital to be treated for pneumonia.


Bush, who is the father of former President George W. Bush and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, skydived this year to celebrate his birthday, something he’s done in previous years as well.

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