Ex-President George HW Bush Hospitalized With Shortness of Breath

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’s latest health scare came two years after he was struck by illness during the 2012 holiday season and ended up spending seven weeks in a Houston hospital for bronchitis and related ailments, before his discharge in mid-January of 2013.

On Tuesday evening, the former president “was taken by ambulance to the Houston Methodist Hospital as a precaution after experiencing a shortness of breath,” according to his spokesman, Jim McGrath.