Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized
November 29th, 2012
11:02 AM ET
7 months ago

Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized

(CNN) – Former President George H.W. Bush remains in a Houston hospital Thursday after being treated for bronchitis, his spokesman said. His office said he was in stable condition.

Bush, 88, has been hospitalized at Houston's Methodist Hospital for six days and has a "lingering cough," spokesman Jim McGrath told CNN.

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"President Bush has been in and out of The Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center being treated for complications related to his bronchitis," his office said in a statement. "He is in stable condition, and is expected to be released within the next 72 hours."

Bush has a form of Parkinson's disease that affects his legs and requires him to use a wheelchair.

He is the oldest living former president and a World War II veteran.

He was previously hospitalized overnight in 2007 after a fainting spell caused by dehydration and hot weather while golfing in California.

– CNN's Chuck Johnston contributed to this report.


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soundoff (87 Responses)
  1. Publius Novus

    Let us all wish the former president a speedy recovery. Aside from the personal aspects, former presidents are a resource of incalculable value to the country.

    November 29, 2012 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  2. Deb in MT

    I had no idea he was in a wheelchair. Here's hoping for a full recovery: bronchitis can turn into more serious health problems at his age, and I'm glad he's getting treatment for it.

    Best wishes to our former President.

    November 29, 2012 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  3. Royce

    Speedy recovery to you President Bush

    November 29, 2012 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  4. JD

    Bronchitis? Ain't nobody got time for that! :-P

    Joking aside, wishing him a speedy recovery.

    November 29, 2012 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Bronchitis is no joke for someone his age. Get well soon, big guy.

    November 29, 2012 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  6. Rose in PA

    I wish President Bush well. he served our country honorably and I hope he is better soon.

    November 29, 2012 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  7. NA

    Get well Mr. President.

    November 29, 2012 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  8. J'Cincinnati'Redd

    Well said. President Bush is a throw back republican,like them or not those men got things done. i have so much respect for them.

    November 29, 2012 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  9. Chelopez54

    Praying for you Mr. President- Get well soon!
    God Bless!

    November 29, 2012 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  10. Maria

    God Bless, HW Bush.... a good man.

    November 29, 2012 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  11. SafeJourney

    Speedy recovery to you Mr President

    November 29, 2012 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  12. Facts don't Lie

    no bitterness here to President Bush...get well and Godspeed sir.

    November 29, 2012 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  13. Joi Gibson

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

    November 29, 2012 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  14. Expat American

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Mr. President.

    November 29, 2012 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  15. J.C.

    Stay well, Mr. Bush.

    November 29, 2012 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  16. Mike

    Get well soon Mr. President

    November 29, 2012 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  17. Boo

    Get well Mr. President!

    November 29, 2012 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  18. tct

    Recover and have another adventure, like when you went skydiving.

    November 29, 2012 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  19. a little sad

    Speedy recovery, Sir!

    November 29, 2012 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  20. EJ

    I didn't like you as our president, but I sure respect you for your leadership and service throughout your career. Get well soon, sir.

    November 29, 2012 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  21. Pepinium

    As a Democrat I want to say that Mr. Bush is a man who deserves the respect of all Americans. He is a member of our Greatest generation and God knows our country needs another generation like that badly. Thank you for a lifetime of service to our nation Mr Bush. May you have a speedy recovery !!

    November 29, 2012 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  22. Olusanmi

    Get well soon Mr President. You're much loved and are in our prayers.

    November 29, 2012 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  23. Michael

    Get well soon, Mr. President!

    November 29, 2012 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  24. ChrisVette

    An honorable gentleman and a great President. Get well soon!

    November 29, 2012 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  25. Jose Luis Urbina F.

    get well soon Mr Bush and Have a happy christmas and a Happy new year.

    November 29, 2012 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
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