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Former President George H.W. Bush In Intensive Care

April 23, 2018 - 7:17 pm

HOUSTON (1010 WINS/AP) -- Former President George H.W. Bush is in intensive care in Houston.

A statement from Bush’s office said: “President Bush was admitted to the Houston Methodist Hospital morning after contracting an infection that spread to his blood. He is responding to treatments and appears to be recovering. We will issue additional updates as events warrant."

The former president’s wife of 73 years, Barbara Bush, was laid to rest this past Saturday.

Barbara and George Bush were married longer than any other presidential couple when she died Tuesday at their home in Houston. He is 93, while she was 92 when she passed away.

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