Former President George H.W. Bush is in intensive care, according to CNN.
“President Bush was admitted to the Houston Methodist Hospital yesterday morning (April 22) 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,” spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement.
The 93-year old was admitted with an infection that led to sepsis, a potentially life-threatening condition. A source close to the situation also told CNN that “Bush’s blood pressure kept dropping and a couple of times there was serious concern about whether he was going to come through, but that he had been stabilized.”
President Bush’s hospitalization came less than 24-hours after his wife of 73 years, Barbara, was laid to rest. The couple shared an affinity for country music and in 1991 became the first and only Presidential couple to attend the CMA Awards. They’ve enjoyed friendships with many of country music’s greatest talents over the years, including Lee Greenwood, Reba McEntire and The Oak Ridge Boys.
At the end of the 1991 CMA Awards, host Reba McEntire acknowledged President and Mrs. Bush and invited them on stage to close the program.
Watch President Bush address the CMA Awards crowd in the video below.
Our prayers are with President Bush and we wish him a full recovery.