The 93-year-old former president of the United States was experiencing low blood pressure and fatigue, his spokesman has confirmed.
A family spokesman has confirmed that former US President George HW Bush was admitted into a Maine hospital on Sunday after experiencing low blood pressure and fatigue. The spokesman further confirmed that he will remain in the hospital for a few more days for observation.
“The former president is awake and alert, and not in any discomfort,” wrote the family spokesman Jim McGrath on his Twitter account.
President @GeorgeHWBush was taken to Southern Maine Health Care (@SMHCHealth) today after experiencing low blood pressure and fatigue. He will likely remain there for a few days for observation. The former president is awake and alert, and not in any discomfort.
— Jim McGrath (@jgm41) May 27, 2018
Bush was also hospitalized last month to treat an infection which had spread to his blood. That time, he was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital where he remained hospitalized for almost two weeks.
It was during her stay in there that the hospital announced of naming an atrium in its new Walter Tower after George and Barbara Bush.
He was hospitalized just a day after the funeral of his wife and former first lady Barbara Bush. The couple had been married for 73 years.
Bush, who has a long-time habit of spending his summers in Maine, arrived in the state on May 20th, about a month after the death of his wife.
Delighted to join the veterans, including my dear friend Gen. Brent Scowcroft, at the @AmericanLegion Post 159 monthly pancake breakfast in Kennebunkport today. This weekend we remember, and thank, all who have given their lives for our great country. pic.twitter.com/VQgfPmt5rw
— George Bush (@GeorgeHWBush) May 26, 2018
The former President’s official Twitter account showed him having a breakfast with veterans in Kennebunkport, Maine last Saturday. The program, which was organized as a part of American Legion, was also attended by retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Ben Scowcroft, who served as the National Security Adviser under the senior Bush.