Former President George H.W. Bush has been rushed to the hospital by ambulance after feeling short of breath, a statement released by his office says.
According to the press release, the 90-year-old was taken to Houston Methodist Hospital as a precaution and will be held overnight for observation, the New York Daily News reports.
This is the second time in the last couple of years that George H.W. Bush spent time at Houston Methodist Hospital. In late 2012 he suffered from a bronchitis-related cough and stayed at the hospital nearly two months, according to ABC News.
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Former President Bush is known for being a very active man, even at his advanced age, and even though he now uses a wheelchair to move around, he celebrated his 90th birthday in June by parachuting from a plane, as has been his tradition for several years.
Bush’s health problems began in 1991 while he was still in office. George H.W. Bush was hospitalized with an irregular heartbeat then and, later on, doctors diagnosed him as having Graves Disease, a thyroid condition that also affects his wife, Barbara.
Bush is the 41st President of the United States and was elected in 1988 after a successful campaign to succeed Ronald Reagan. He only served one term and was succeeded by Bill Clinton. He is a former Ambassador to the U.N. and World War II hero.
We will have more information on George H.W. Bush’s hospitalization as details become available. Stay tuned.
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