“President Bush was taken by ambulance to the Houston Methodist Hospital as a precaution after experiencing a shortness of breath earlier this evening,” the statement said. “The former president, age 90, will be held for observation, again as a precaution.”
Bush is the oldest-living former president and vice president. He is also the last living former president who is a veteran of World War II.
White House spokesman Eric Schultz said President Obama had been made aware of the situation.
“President Obama and the first lady send their good wishes to the former president and the entire Bush family during this holiday season,” Schultz said.
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