George HW Bush in hospital after breaking bone in his neck

Former President George HW Bush is recovering in hospital after suffering a fall at his summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine. The 91-year-old is being treated after breaking a bone in his neck, but his spokesman Jim McGrath confirmed that the injury was "not life-threatening". "We are not expecting a long stay," he told CNN.

Mr McGrath also took to Twitter to confirm that America's 41st president was doing well. "41 fell at home in Maine today and broke a bone in his neck," he wrote. "His condition is stable – he is fine – but he'll be in a neck brace."


George HW Bush is in hospital with a neck injury

The former Commander in Chief, who has Parkinson's Disease and is unable to use his legs, was hospitalised at the end of last year with shortness of breath.

He surprised the world in 2014 when he celebrated his 90th birthday by taking part in a skydive.

George HW Bush is the eldest of America’s four living former presidents, and the patriarch of one of the country’s most prominent political dynasties; he is father to former president George W Bush, and another son Jeb is considered one of the frontrunners for the Republican nomination after announcing his own White House run last month.

George has been married to wife Barbara Bush for 70 years now – they celebrated their landmark anniversary earlier this year. To mark the occasion, 90-year-old Barbara sat down for a special Today interview with her TV presenter granddaughter Jenna Bush Hager and spoke about the couple's enduring marriage.

"I've been the luckiest woman in the world, truthfully. And I know it," said the former First Lady, who met her husband at a school dance when she was just 16.

She went on to share memories of their first date, when George borrowed a car with a radio in case they wouldn't have anything to talk about. "And he tells the world now that I've not stopped talking in 75 years," she joked.

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