The former US president George W. Bush was reportedly admitted to a hospital in Houston. His office chief of staff, Jean Becker, has ensured he is in stable condition and should be leaving the hospital in a couple of days.
The former US president, 92-year-old, George W. Bush, who is known to suffer from a form of Parkinson’s Disease, was reportedly admitted to the Houston Methodist Hospital.
According to his office chief of staff, Jean Becker, he is in stable condition and “doing fine.” Becker explained that he should be leaving the hospital in a couple of days.
Why was he Taken to the Hospital?
It remains unclear why he was taken to the hospital. However, the former president is known to suffer from a form of Parkinson’s disease that makes him unable to walk without help, and is currently on a wheelchair to move around.
His admission to the hospital could be related to worsening symptoms, as Parkinson’s is a progressive disease.
In July 2015, he had been taken to the hospital after breaking a bone in his neck at his summer home in Maine.
He was also previously hospitalized twice in 2014- one time for pneumonia, which landed him in hospital for seven weeks, and another time for breathing difficulties.
George W. Bush in Politics
George W. Bush served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993, and was Vice President under Ronald Reagan.
He was also previously the Director of Central Intelligence during the Watergate scandal, which led to American intervention in the Gulf War and failed attempts to halt the Somali civil war.
His son George Bush took office in 2001, and his other son, Jeb Bush, ran for president in 2016.
George Bush Sr had launched a critique against his son’s administration, saying Dick Cheney had “too much hard-line influence alongside real hard-charging guys who want to fight about everything, use force to get our way in the Middle East.”