Former US first lady Barbara Bush hospitalised in Houston
HOUSTON (REUTERS) - Former United States first lady Barbara Bush has been hospitalised in Houston for treatment of early signs of a"respiratory-related issue", her husband's office said on Tuesday.
Mrs Bush, 88, one of only two women to be both the wife and mother of US presidents, was admitted on Monday to Methodist Hospital in Houston's Texas Medical Centre, the statement said.
"She is in great spirits, has already received visits from her husband and family, and is receiving fantastic care," the office of former President George H.W. Bush said in a written statement.
"Updates will be issued when warranted." A hospital spokesman could not immediately be reached for comment.