A spokesman for former President George H.W. Bush said the 92-year-old politician was re-admitted to a Houston hospital Friday over what turned out to be pneumonia.
The former U.S. president, 92, was taken to Houston Methodist Hospital, where he spent more than two weeks in January, on Friday for observation, his spokesman said last night.
"Mr. Bush had a good night's rest, and his spirits are high", McGrath said in a statement. His wife, former first lady Barbara Bush, 91, had an overlapping stay at the same hospital for treatment of bronchitis. Bush was admitted to the hospital only a few months ago due to a respiratory problem.
But Bush soon regained enough strength to attend toss the coin at the 2017 Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons in Arizona.
Bush, the nation's oldest living ex-president, served a single term in the Oval Office as America's 41st commander-in-chief from 1989 through 1993.
Bush has been dealing with a number of health issues over the years, including a form of Parkinson's disease that has forced him to use a wheelchair.
George Herbert Walker Bush, born June 12, 1924, in Milton, Massachusetts, also served as a congressman, Central Intelligence Agency director and Ronald Reagan's vice president.
He also fell and broke a vertebrae in July, 2015, according to the Associated Press.
Days after his 92nd birthday, Bush led a group of 40 wounded warriors on a fishing trip at the helm of his speedboat.
Bush also recently met with former President Bill Clinton.