Former President George H.W. Bush, 93, was hospitalized on Sunday, a day after the funeral ceremony for his wife, Barbara Bush.
A statement from a family spokesperson, Jim McGrath, said that the former president had been admitted to the hospital after contracting an infection that spread to his blood. “He is responding to treatments and appears to be recovering,” the statement read.
Statement by the Office of @GeorgeHWBush on President Bush's health. pic.twitter.com/8UkB53JHqD— Jim McGrath (@jgm41) April 23, 2018
The news comes as the Bush family and the nation mourned Barbara Bush, the former first lady and matriarch of the American political dynasty who passed away at age 92 last week. Barbara and George H.W. were married for 73 years, the longest of any presidential couple, and many of the tributes to Barbara reflected on the deep love and companionship she and her husband shared.