Ex-US President HW Bush hospitalized a day after wife's funeral

Anjana Raghav


Ex-US President HW Bush hospitalized a day after wife

24 Apr 2018: Ex-US President HW Bush hospitalized a day after wife's funeral

Former US President George HW Bush (93) has been hospitalized to Houston Methodist Hospital on Monday after contracting an infection that spread to his blood, a day after his wife Barbara Bush's funeral, family spokesperson Jim McGrath said.

His wife died on April 17.

"He is responding to treatments and appears to be recovering. We will issue additional updates as events warrant," McGrath said.

The power couple: Bush gave tribute to Barbara on her funeral ceremony

The couple was married for 73 years. Barbara was the only woman to see both her husband and son sworn in as US President.

Bush attended her funeral wearing socks decorated in blue, red, and yellow books, a tribute to her legacy of promoting literacy.

Former Presidents Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and their spouses attended the ceremony along with current first lady Melania Trump.

Fact: About former US President George HW Bush

George HW Bush, the 41st US president, was born on June 12, 1924, in Milton, Massachusetts. He served as Command-in-Chief from 1989 to 1993 and then served as a Congressman, CIA Director, and as Ronald Reagan's Vice President, too.