Former president George H.W. Bush arrives on the field for the coin toss at Super Bowl LI in February 2017. (Adrees Latif/Reuters)
Former president George H.W. Bush has been discharged from the Houston hospital where he was admitted last month, a family spokesman said Friday.
“His doctors report he is doing well and is happy to return home,” the spokesman, Jim McGrath, said in a statement on Twitter. He told The Washington Post that the 41st president plans to go to his family’s summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine, this month.
Bush, 93, was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on April 22, just one day after his wife, Barbara Bush, was laid to rest. He had contracted an “infection that spread to his blood,” McGrath said at the time. In the days after he was hospitalized, Bush responded well to treatments and appeared to be recovering, McGrath said.