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Former President George H.W. Bush in ICU at Houston hospital

Bush, 93, lost his wife Barbara just last week. (Source: CNN) Bush, 93, lost his wife Barbara just last week. (Source: CNN)

(RNN) - Former President George H.W. Bush is in intensive care at Houston Methodist Hospital.

He was admitted to the hospital Sunday morning, according to a statement from the Bush family.

"President Bush was admitted to the Houston Methodist Hospital yesterday morning after contracting an infection that spread to his blood. He is responding to treatments and appears to be recovering. We will issue additional updates as events warrant,” the statement said.

Bush, 93, lost his wife Barbara just last week. The couple was married for 73 years, longer than any other president and first lady in history. 

She was laid to rest on Saturday at his presidential library in College Station, TX.

Bush served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 - 1993.

Bush suffered from lung-related issues within the past few years, including spending a month in Houston Methodist Hospital due to bronchitis at the end of 2012. 

He was hospitalized for two weeks in January 2017 with pneumonia and spent some time in intensive care. He battled pneumonia again months later in April and was treated at Methodist Hospital. 

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