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George H.W. Bush admitted to Houston hospital

Former president George W. Bush pushes his father, George H.W. Bush, in a wheelchair at Barbara Bush's funeral
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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