George H.W. Bush
George H.W. Bush

Former US President George HW Bush discharged from hospital

ANI | Updated: May 05, 2018 06:40 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], May 5 (ANI): Former United States President George H.W. Bush has been discharged from Houston Methodist Hospital, his spokesperson Jim McGrath informed on Friday.

"President @GeorgeHWBush was discharged from @MethodistHosp after treatment for an infection. His doctors report he is doing well and is happy to return home," McGrath tweeted.

On April 22, the 93-year-old was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) after contracting the life-threatening infection that spread to his blood, just days after the death of his wife Barbara.

He was later shifted to a regular patient room at the hospital.

Bush's wife and the former US first lady, Barbara Bush passed away on April 17 in Houston, at the age of 92.

Bush, a Republican, served as the 41st US President from 1989 to 1993. He also served as the 43rd US Vice-President from 1981 to 1989.

His eldest son, George W. Bush also served two terms as the 43rd US President from 2001 to 2009. (ANI)