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HOUSTON, Tex. (NBC)– 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush was hospitalized on Tuesday.
He was taken in an ambulance to the Houston Methodist Hospital as a precaution because of a “shortness of breath,” according to officials.
“The former president, age 90, will be held for observation, again as a precaution,” a statement from his office read.
The long-time Texas resident was in the hospital for nearly two months after experiencing a bronchitis-related cough, along with other health issues back in January of 2013.
But the former president bounced back and went skydiving to celebrate his 90th birthday in June.
A White House spokesman said, “The President has been made aware that President Bush was admitted to the hospital. President Obama and the First Lady send their good wishes to the former President and the entire Bush family during this holiday season.”
Despite the fact that H.W. Bush can no longer use his legs, he can still be spotted out and about; most recently, in a wheelchair at the Texas A&M football game with his son, former President George W. Bush.
Here is a video of Bush falling with style:
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