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Former president George W. Bush, wheels his father, former president George H.W. Bush, into the church for the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush. Photo: Brett Coomer/Getty Images

Former president George H.W. Bush was admitted to the Houston Methodist Hospital Sunday morning after contracting an infection that spread to his blood, his office announced in a statement Monday night. "He is responding to treatments and appears to be recovering," the statement read.

Timing: George was admitted to the hospital the day after attending the funeral of his wife of 73 years of marriage, former First Lady Barbara Bush.

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