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Bush Released from Houston Hospital

George H.W. Bush has been discharged from Houston Methodist Hospital, according to the Texas Tribune.

Bush was admitted to the hospital on January 14th, due to shortness of breath. On the 18th, Bush was confirmed to be in stable condition, but the former president was kept in ICU for observation.

First Lady Barbara Bush was also admitted to the hospital, due to coughing and fatigue, but was released a short time after.

In a statement on Twitter, Bush spokesperson Jim McGarth said, "Happy to report that George H.W. Bush was discharged from Houston Methodist Hospital today. He deeply appreciates everyone's prayers and good wishes."

USA Today reports that the Bush couple is excited to return home to watch the New England Patriots play the Atlanta Falcons, in the Super Bowl. USA Today also reports that the Bushes want to attend the game.

Photo by ABC News

Photo by ABC News

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