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George W. Bush Recovering After Heart Procedure, ‘Doing Great’

George W. Bush recovering

Former President George W. Bush is recovering at home a day after undergoing a heart procedure to ease a blocked artery.

The 67-year-old was at the Cooper Clinic in Dallas Monday for an annual physical when doctors discovered the blocked artery.

During the procedure Tuesday, Bush had a stent inserted at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. According to his office, the operation was “performed successfully.”

After the procedure Tuesday, his office also said that he was in “high spirits” and that he was thankful for all of the prayers and well wishes extended to him from family and friends.

“He encourages us all to get our regular check-ups,” said a spokesman.

He spent the remainder of Tuesday in recovery at the hospital and went home Wednesday morning.

His spokesman continued that the 43rd president is “doing great” as of Wednesday.

A President Obama spokesman said that the POTUS hadn’t spoken to Bush, but “wishes him well.”

Former President Bush is known for his high level of personal fitness and activity, and he regularly jogs, bikes and exercises to stay in shape.

There were no further details on Bush’s condition or release, but daughter Jenna Bush Hager did take to Twitter to thank everyone for their support.

Are you a fan of George W. Bush? You can send him well wishes in the comments below.

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