The former president was taken to the hospital Saturday for shortness of breath, and doctors performed a procedure to “protect and clear his airway,” the statement said. Bush was under sedation during the medical intervention, it added.
In a tweet, Bush spokesman Jim McGrath wrote that he has “responded very well to treatments.” McGrath added: “Hope to have him out soon.”
The Houston Chronicle, quoting Jean Becker, Bush’s chief of staff, said the former president was “fine” and “doing really well” after falling ill recently. She told KHOU in Houston that the nation’s oldest living former president was in stable condition.
The 41st president fell at his Kennebunkport, Maine, home in July 2015, breaking a bone in his neck. He recovered relatively quickly.
KHOU said more information would be released later Wednesday.
“Doctors and everyone are very pleased,” McGrath also told The Post in an email.
This post has been updated.