41 is Hospitalized After Breaking Vertebrae in Neck

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Former President George H.W. Bush, aka 41, has reportedly fallen at his summer home in Maine, breaking a vertebrae in his neck, but “it was not life threatening,” his spokesman Jim McGrath told CNN.


Bush was taken to a hospital in nearby Portland where he is “very stable,” McGrath said.

The former president was never disoriented.

“We are not expecting a long stay,” McGrath said, though he added Bush would be treated with a neck brace.

Bush last month just turned 91. He revealed several years ago he suffers from a form of Parkinson’s disease.

He was hospitalized in 2014 after suffering a shortness of breath. In 2012, he was in the hospital for several months after he contracted bronchitis.

Bush and his wife last week appeared at several events in Maine with hundreds of his son Jeb’s top donors to his presidential campaign.

Bush spokesman McGrath tweeted on Wednesday evening, “41 fell at home in Maine today and broke a bone in his neck. His condition is stable — he is fine — but he’ll be in a neck brace.”

America, please keep the former President in your prayers tonight, along with prayers for his family to cope well with this potentially dangerous injury. Mr. President, my family and I wish you a speedy recovery and we will keep you in our family prayer every night until you are healed. Thank you for the years you gave us as an excellent President, and God speed your recovery.

Written by Katie McGuire. Follow Katie on Twitter @GOPKatie, or email the author at [email protected]

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