Get the top 5 daily headlines and breaking news from Seattle’s #1 morning news

Fmr. President George H.W. Bush hospitalized in Maine

KENNEBUNKPORT, ME - JUNE 12: Film Subject President George H.W. Bush celebrates his 88th birthday following the HBO Documentary special screening of "41" on June 12, 2012 in Kennebunkport, Maine. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for HBO)

BIDDEFORD, Maine  — A spokesman for former President George H.W. Bush says the 93-year-old was experiencing low blood pressure and has been hospitalized.
Spokesman Jim McGrath tweeted just after 2 p.m. (11 a.m. Pacific time) Sunday that Bush will likely remain in the hospital for a few days.Bush is being treated at Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford. McGrath said Bush is awake, alert and not in any discomfort.

A hospital spokeswoman said Sunday all information would be released by the Bush family.

The 41st president is spending the summer at the family compound in Kennebunkport. He attended a pancake breakfast Saturday at the local American Legion.

Bush’s wife of 73 years, Barbara, died last month.

The day after his wife’s funeral, Bush was hospitalized in Houston for an infection for 13 days.