USA: former President Bush hospitalized after a fall



Former President George HW Bush US remained hospitalized Thursday in stable condition, after breaking a vertebra in falling home, said his spokesman.

One of her granddaughters, Jenna Bush Hager said the family was “optimistic” about his recovery.

Bush, 91, the oldest of the former US presidents still living, “fell at his home in Maine (northeast US) and broke a neck bones. It is in a stable condition It is well, but he will wear a neck brace, “said his spokesman Jim McGrath on Twitter.


Mr. Bush is hospitalized at Maine Medical Center in Portland, according to his spokesman. The 41st US president often uses a wheelchair and appeared weakened in his recent public appearances. In December, he was hospitalized Texas (south) for respiratory problems. In November 2012, a bronchitis had already forced to spend two months in the same Houston hospital.

He had 91 years on June 12. For 90 years, he was offered an old dream of parachuting a helicopter near his home in Kennebunkport, Maine. He had already bailed out for its 80 and 85 years old. Mr. Bush, patriarch of one of the most important dynasties policies of the United States, is the father of former President George W. Bush (2001-2009).

Another of his son, Jeb, is running for the Republican nomination for the presidential election of November 2016.