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Bush Hospitalized

President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara Bush were both treated at the Houston Methodist Hospital, today.

According to statement from Bush spokesperson Jim McGrath, President Bush was admitted to the hospital to address an acute respiratory problem stemming from pneumonia.  Doctors performed a procedure to protect and clear his airway, which required sedation.

According to the statement, President Bush is stable and is resting comfortably.

Mrs. Bush was also hospitalized as a precaution, after experiencing fatigue and coughing.

Last month, McGrath announced that the Bushes would not attend President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, due to age and health reasons. According to the Texas Tribune, Bush also missed President Barack Obama's inauguration in 2013.

Photo by ABC News

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