The former US president George HW Bush has been admitted to a Houston hospital after contracting an infection that spread to his blood, a family spokesman said on Monday.
Bush, 93, was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Sunday, a day after a funeral was held for his wife, Barbara Bush, a spokesman Jim McGrath said.
The spokesman’s statement also said the former president appeared to be recovering.
BBC reports that Barbara Bush was laid to rest Saturday in a ceremony attended by her husband and former presidents Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, George W Bush and their wives, along with the current first lady, Melania Trump.
George Herbert Walker Bush served as president from 1989 to 1993. Born 12 June 1924, in Milton, Massachusetts, Bush also served as a congressman, the CIA director and Ronald Reagan’s vice-president.