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Former President George H.W. Bush Released from Hospital

Former President George H.W. Bush Released from Hospital

Former President George H.W. Bush was released from the hospital today after a nearly two-week stay.

On Monday, family spokesperson Jim McGarth shared in a statement to “Extra,” that he was discharged today from Houston Methodist Hospital after being treated for pneumonia. "He is thankful for the many prayers and kind messages he received during his stay, as well as the world-class care that both his doctors and nurses provided.”

The 92-year-old was moved from the ICU to regular care a week ago, after being admitted to the hospital January 18 with “acute respiratory problems stemming from pneumonia.”

His wife, former First Lady Barbara Bush, 91, was also admitted to the hospital the same day with bronchitis, but with the help of antibiotics, she was released after almost a week.

George H.W. Bush is the oldest living former U.S. president by three and a half months; former President Jimmy Carter is also 92.