Transcript for George Bush Sr. Hospitalized in Houston
And now move to the breaking news on former president George H.W. Bush in the hospital this morning. Taken there overnight after experiencing shortness of breath. Ryan Owens is outside Houston methodist hospital with the latest. Good morning, Ryan. Reporter: Good morning, George. The bush family is insisting this trip to the hospital, just a precaution. But the former president was rushed here late last night. And let us not forget, he is 90 years old. Former president George H.W. Bush was experiencing shortness of breath when he was rushed to Houston methodist late Tuesday night. At the time his wife was Reading twaz the night before Christmas with J.J. Watt at a public event. She left immediately after and told people only that her husband was at home. This is hardly the 41st president's first trip to the hospital. Almost two years ago to the day president bush was admitted for a bronchitis-related cough. He spent Christmas 2012 here and almost two months, including time in the icu. He has had a series of health issues since his presidency. He was diagnosed with graves disease in 1991, a condition that causes an irregular heart beat. Confined to a wheelchair for two years. He was last seen publicly in a golf cart at a Houston texans game a month ago. And caught with Barbara on the kiss cam. Weeks before that, his son, president George W. Bush paid tribute to his father at his presidential library at Texas A&M university. His great contribution to my presidency was the comfort he provided. Reporter: Bush 41 has seemed to defy his age for years. He spent his 90 td birthday in June sky diving in Maine. He celebrated his 75th, 80th, and 85th birthdays exactly the same way. He's quite something. The current president on vacation in Hawaii has been briefed on the former president's condition. He and the first lady Michelle Obama send their best wishes to the bush family for the holidays. George. We share in that. Thanks very much.
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