Former President Bush, 90, hospitalized for shortness of breath

December 24, 2014 05:45

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec 23 (Reuters) - Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, 90, was hospitalized in Houston, Texas, late on Tuesday after experiencing shortness of breath, a spokesman for the 41st commander-in-chief said in a statement.

Bush was taken by ambulance to the Houston Methodist Hospital as a precaution, and "will be held for observation, again as a precaution," the spokesman said.

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