George H.W. Bush Is Taken to a Houston Hospital

Update [1/18/17, 1:52 p.m.]: CNN reported that President Bush was sedated and underwent surgery to clear his airways. Jim McGrath told CNN the president was hospitalized due to “an acute respiratory problem stemming from pneumonia.”

On Wednesday, Former First Lady Barbara Bush was admitted to the hospital for “fatigue and coughing,” according to McGrath. 

Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston, Texas.

The 92-year-old was taken to the hospital after he experienced shortness of breath, according to his spokesman’s Twitter:

While his exact diagnosis has not been released, Bush’s chief of staff Jean Becker said he is responding to treatments and expects to be released within a few days. She told the Houston Chronicle:

“He’s there. He’s fine and he’s doing really well.”

The president was also hospitalized in 2014 for “shortness of breath,” and in 2012 he spent two months recovering from a bronchitis-related cough.

Upon hearing the news, well wishes for the resilient president seemed to pour in.

People from all political backgrounds wanted to see him get better:

The Vice President-elect wished him well:

Even the creator of the headline-making Broadway musical “Hamilton” sent his best:

Bush’s spokesman Jim McGrath claimed doctors are “very pleased,” and based on the president’s previous speedy recoveries, we’ll hopefully see him back home soon.

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