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Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized



Former President George H.W. Bush was hospitalized on Sunday afternoon for hypertension and fatigue, his spokesman Jim McGrath said.

"He will probably stay there for a few days to watch," McGrath said. "The former president is alert and attentive and has no complaints."

  PHOTO: Former President George H.W. Bush comes to the toss of a coin before the Super Bowl 51 between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots at the NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas Patrick Smith / Getty Images, FILE
Former President George HW Bush arrives Coin flip in front of the Super Bowl 51 between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

Bush, 93, who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993, was taken to Southern Maine Health Care, a hospital in Biddeford, Maine.

His wife, First Lady Barbara Bush, died last month. They were married for 73 years.

Just one day after his wife's funeral, Bush was taken to a hospital in Houston for blood poisoning. After his release, he made his annual trek to Kennebunkport, Maine, where his family has had a summerhouse on the water for decades.
On Saturday, Bush celebrated Memorial Day with a breakfast of Gen.

Brent Scowcroft, his former national security adviser, and veterans of the American Legion Post 159 at Kennebunkport.

"Pleased to join the veterans, including my dear friend Gen. Brent Scowcroft, at the" American Legion Post 159 monthly pancake breakfast in Kennebunkport today, "Bush tweeted," This weekend we remember and thank everyone who lives their lives for have given our great land. "


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