George H.W. Bush hospitalized with low blood pressure, fatigue

Former US President George H. W. Bush (R) stands on the field prior to the New Orleans Saints playing against the Minnesota Vikings during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

SAN DIEGO — Former President George H.W. Bush was taken to a hospital in Maine on Sunday after experiencing low blood pressure and fatigue.

Bush’s spokesman, Jim McGrath, said in a tweet Sunday afternoon that the President, who is 93 years old, will likely remain at a Southern Maine Health Care facility “for a few days for observation.”

“The former president is awake and alert, and not in any discomfort,” McGrath continued.

Bush was previously admitted to a Houston hospital last month after contracting an infection that spread to his blood the day after a funeral was held for his wife, Barbara Bush. He was discharged from the hospital on May 4.

Bush spends his summers in Maine. He arrived in the state on May 20, about a month after his wife’s death.

The former president was seen at a pancake breakfast on Saturday with veterans as part of the American Legion in Kennebunkport, Maine, with retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft, who was national security adviser under Bush.