Former President George HW Bush back in the hospital 

  • Former President George HW Bush was treated in Methodist Hospital in Houston
  • His spokesperson said Tuesday 41st president suffered 'mild case' of pneumonia
  • In January, elder Bush was hospitalized for days after contracting pneumonia
  • Illness kept him from attending Donald Trump's inauguration on January 20 

By Ariel Zilber For Dailymail.com and Clemence Michallon For Dailymail.com

Published: 23:25 BST, 18 April 2017 | Updated: 00:10 BST, 19 April 2017

Former President George HW Bush was readmitted to the hospital on Tuesday with a 'mild case' of pneumonia, his spokesperson said.

Bush, 92, received treatment at Methodist Hospital in Houston but is now said to be doing fine, according to KHOU.

'He is already well on the path to recovery and going home,' the spokesperson, Jim McGrath, said. 

The former president's office released a statement on Tuesday which read: 'President George HW Bush was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Friday for observation due to a persistent cough that prevented him from getting proper rest.'

'It was subsequently determined he had a mild case of pneumonia, which was treated and has been resolved.'

'President Bush is in very good spirits and is being held for further observation while he regains his strength.'

In March, Bush seemed to have fully recovered from the bout of pneumonia that kept him in the hospital for two weeks earlier this year as he and his wife Barbara picked up an award for their service to the Jewish community.

Former President George HW Bush was readmitted to the hospital on Tuesday with a 'mild case' of pneumonia, his spokesperson said. Bush (right) and his wife, Barbara, are seen above during their most recent public appearance in Houston last month
Former President George HW Bush was readmitted to the hospital on Tuesday with a 'mild case' of pneumonia, his spokesperson said. Bush (right) and his wife, Barbara, are seen above during their most recent public appearance in Houston last month

Former President George HW Bush was readmitted to the hospital on Tuesday with a 'mild case' of pneumonia, his spokesperson said. Bush (right) and his wife, Barbara, are seen above during their most recent public appearance in Houston last month

'President Bush is in very good spirits and is being held for further observation while he regains his strength,' according to a statement released by his office 
'President Bush is in very good spirits and is being held for further observation while he regains his strength,' according to a statement released by his office 

'President Bush is in very good spirits and is being held for further observation while he regains his strength,' according to a statement released by his office 

Bush, 92, received treatment at Methodist Hospital in Houston but is now said to be doing fine. He is seen above with his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush
Bush, 92, received treatment at Methodist Hospital in Houston but is now said to be doing fine. He is seen above with his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush

Bush, 92, received treatment at Methodist Hospital in Houston but is now said to be doing fine. He is seen above with his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush

On April 9, former President Bill Clinton (left) tweeted a picture of him visiting Bush in Houston
On April 9, former President Bill Clinton (left) tweeted a picture of him visiting Bush in Houston

On April 9, former President Bill Clinton (left) tweeted a picture of him visiting Bush in Houston

In January, Bush came home from the hospital, where he spent some time in the ICU and needed a breathing tube for a couple of days.

His wife, 91-year-old Barbara, kept him company after being hospitalized for five days and receiving treatment for bronchitis.

The illnesses kept the couple from attending the presidential inauguration on January 20, with their son George W Bush announcing that he and his wife Laura would represent them instead.

Before the inauguration, the elder Bush sent a letter to Donald Trump saying that his doctor had told him that going to the event would put him 'six feet under'.

In January, Bush came home from the hospital, where he spent some time in the ICU and needed a breathing tube for a couple of days. He is seen far left with his son, former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura
In January, Bush came home from the hospital, where he spent some time in the ICU and needed a breathing tube for a couple of days. He is seen far left with his son, former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura

In January, Bush came home from the hospital, where he spent some time in the ICU and needed a breathing tube for a couple of days. He is seen far left with his son, former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura

The elder Bush and his wife, who were married 72 years ago on January 6, 1945, have had the longest marriage of any presidential couple in American history.

Their family kept giving supportive updates throughout their hospitalization. 

A spokesman told the DailyMail.com after Bush was released from the hospital that his son and fellow former president was happy to know his father was back home.

'43 is just thrilled that 41 is home and well,' the younger Bush's spokesman Freddy Ford said, calling George Bushes by their numbers in the order of US presidents. 

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