Former President George HW Bush Released From Hospital

The 41st president was hospitalized 12 days.

— -- Former President George H.W. Bush was released from Houston Methodist Hospital today after a 12-day stay.

“[President Bush] is thankful for the many prayers and kind messages he received during his stay, as well as the world-class care that both his doctors and nurses provided,” read a statement from the president’s spokesman.

The 41st president began his hospital stay in the intensive care unit where doctors inserted a breathing tube and ventilator to assist his breathing. He was moved out of intensive care a week ago.