George H W Bush hospitalised a day after lady Barbara’s funeral

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Former US President George H W Bush greeting mourners at his wife's funeral on Saturday Photo: Reuters
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Former US President George H W Bush greeting mourners at his wife’s funeral on Saturday
Photo: Reuters

Former US President George H W Bush has been hospitalised with an infection one day after his wife lady Barbara’s funeral in Texas.

US media report that he is in intensive care.



In a statement, family spokesman Jim McGrath said he had contracted an infection that spread to his blood, but was “responding to treatments”.

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The 93-year-old was admitted to hospital in Houston on Sunday morning.

He was president from 1989 to 1993 and his son, George W Bush, went on to serve in the same role.

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Barbara Bush, the only woman to see both her husband and her son sworn in as US president, died last Tuesday and was laid to rest on Saturday.

The couple had been married for 73 years.

After her death, Mr Bush said of her: “We have faith she is in heaven and we know that life will go on, as she would have it. So cross the Bushes off your worry list.”