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

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Former President George H.W. Bush has been taken to a hospital in Maine 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 said.

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.

Bush spends his summers in Maine. He arrived in the state on May 20, about a month after his wife’s death.

The former president was seen at a pancake breakfast on Saturday with veterans as part of the American Legion in Kennebunkport, Maine with retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft, who was national security adviser under Bush.

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