H.W. BUSH HOSPITALIZED Former president ‘is going to be fine’: spokesman

by Fox News

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush participates in the coin toss ahead of the start of Super Bowl LI between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons as former first lady Barbara Bush looks on in Houston , Texas, U.S., February 5, 2017. REUTERS/Adrees Latif TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX2ZQQ6

Former President George H.W. Bush is back in the hospital, his spokesman confirmed to Fox News Tuesday. 

Jim McGrath said the 41st president was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Friday due to "a persistent cough that prevented him from getting proper rest."

"It was subsequently determined that he had a mild case of pneumonia," McGrath went on, "which was treated and has been resolved."

McGrath did not say when Bush would be released from the hospital, noting that the former president was being held for observation "while he regains his strength."

Bush, 92, was hospitalized at Methodist Hospital for approximately two weeks in January to be treated for pneumonia. At one point, he was placed on a ventilator and treated in the intensive care unit. His 91-year-old wife, Barbara Bush, was also hospitalized around the same time for treatment of bronchitis. 

The Bushes had recovered enough to take part in the ceremonial coin toss at Super Bowl 51 in Houston on Feb. 5. 

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