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05/27/2018 03:08 pm ET Updated May 27, 2018

George H.W. Bush Hospitalized For 'Low Blood Pressure And Fatigue'

The 41st president had returned home from a separate hospitalization just weeks ago.
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Former President George H.W. Bush was hospitalized in Maine on Sunday after experiencing low blood pressure and fatigue, according to his spokesman.

The 41st president will remain at Southern Maine Health Care hospital in Biddeford under observation for a few days, spokesman Jim McGrath posted on Twitter. Bush is “awake and alert, and not in any discomfort,” according to McGrath’s tweet.

In an email to HuffPost, McGrath said he had nothing to add and that “we will certainly let everyone know if anything changes.”

The Bush family long has had a second home in Kennebunkport, Maine.

Bush’s hospitalization comes just weeks after he was discharged on May 5 from a hospital in Houston. He had received treatment for a blood infection at Houston Methodist Hospital since being admitted on April 22 ― one day after he attended the funeral for his wife, Barbara Bush, who died on April 17.

Bush, who turns 94 years old on June 12, is the oldest living former U.S. president. Former President Jimmy Carter turns 94 on Oct. 1.

This story has been updated with comment from McGrath.

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