Spokesman: George HW Bush taken to hospital

WASHINGTON — Former President George H.W. Bush was taken to the hospital after experiencing low blood pressure and fatigue, says spokesman Jim McGrath Sunday afternoon.

In a tweet, McGrath said Bush is expected to stay at Southern Main Health Care for a few days for observation, but he is “awake and alert, and not in any discomfort.”

On Saturday, Bush attended a pancake breakfast at an American Legion post in Kennebunkport. He had been scheduled to attend a Memorial Day parade in the town Monday.

Bush, who has a form of Parkinson’s disease and a history of pneumonia and other infections, was hospitalized in Houston on April 22, the day after his wife’s funeral, for an infection. He remained hospitalized for 13 days.

Bush uses a wheelchair and an electric scooter for mobility. He has been hospitalized several times in recent years for respiratory problems.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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