George H.W. Bush hospitalized for low blood pressure, fatigue

Former president awake, alert, spokesman says

By MAEGAN VAZQUEZ, CNN
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Former President George H.W. Bush leaves St. Martin's Church following the funeral service for his wife, Barbara, on April 21, 2018, in Houston.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Former President George H.W. Bush was taken to a hospital in Maine on Sunday after experiencing low blood pressure and fatigue.

Bush's spokesman, Jim McGrath, said in a tweet Sunday afternoon that the President, who is 93 years old, will likely remain at a Southern Maine Health Care facility "for a few days for observation."

"The former president is awake and alert, and not in any discomfort," McGrath continued.

Bush was previously admitted to a Houston hospital last month after contracting an infection that spread to his blood the day after a funeral was held for his wife, Barbara Bush. He was discharged from the hospital on May 4.

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