George H.W. Bush in intensive care less than 24 hours after Barbara's funeral

Junie Sihlangu
Apr 24, 2018
04:33 A.M.
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George H. W. Bush has been hospitalized just one day after his wife’s funeral. His spokesman revealed that the former President had an infection.


People reported that George buried his wife on April 21, 2018, and suddenly became ill. His spokesman, Jim McGrath, shared that George received treatment and appeared to be recovering.

George, 93, was hospitalized on Sunday morning and still remains in intensive care. This announcement was made by McGrath on Monday evening.

‘He is responding to treatments and appears to be recovering. We will issue additional updated as events warrant,’ the statement said.


George has just buried former First Lady Barbara Bush on Saturday on the grounds of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. George was in attendance with his children.

President George W., Jeb, Dorothy, Neil and Marvin, all said their final goodbyes at the funeral service for the family matriarch. She was 92 when she passed on last week Tuesday.

Barbara also leaves behind her brother, Scott Pierce, 17 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. George Jnr. and Laura Bush’s twin daughters, Jenna and Barbara, also attended the funeral along with their mother.

‘President Bush was admitted to the Houston Methodist Hospital yesterday morning after contracting an infection that spread to his blood.’


Jim McGrath, People, April 23, 2018

McGrath revealed that George Snr. honored his late wife of 73 years and her commitment to family literacy, by wearing a pair of socks decorated with books to her funeral. Barbara had raised over $110 million over the course of over 30 years for her literacy work.

Her service was held at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas. Thousands of people attended including former Presidents and First Ladies like Barack and Michelle Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, as well as First Lady Melania Trump.

President Donald Trump didn’t attend but he had sent his condolences to the Bush family. Before the funeral, Barbara’s body lay in repose on Friday at the church for members of the public who wanted to pay their respects.


George Snr.’s office was the one that confirmed Barbara’s death on Tuesday in a statement. The former President’s longtime chief of staff, Jean Becker, said at the time that George was “broken-hearted” over the loss of his wife.

‘So many of you are asking, ‘How is 41?’ He, of course, is broken-hearted to lose his beloved Barbara, his wife of 73 years,’ Becker wrote in a statement on Tuesday night.

The chief of staff revealed that George had held his wife’s hand all day on Tuesday and was by her side when she passed away. Becker shared that the former President was being stoic and strong during this challenging time.

The statement said that George appreciated all the well wishes and support the public had given.