George Bush Sr, released from US hospital

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 21, 2018 former US President George H.W. Bush exits the funeral of his wife First Lady Barbara Bush, followed by his daughter-in-law former First Lady Laura Bush and former President George W. Bush at St. Martins Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas. Former US president George H.W. Bush, hospitalized shortly after the funeral of wife Barbara last week, will remain in hospital over the coming days as he recovers from an infection, his spokesman said on April 27, 2018. Bush, the 41st president and father of the 43rd, George W. Bush, will stay at Houston Methodist Hospital through the weekend to continue his recovery and regaining strength, spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement. Jack Gruber/Pool/AFP

May 5, 2018
(AFP) - Former US president George H.W. Bush, hospitalized shortly after the death of wife Barbara, has been released from the hospital after treatment for an infection, a spokesman said.

Bush, 93, was admitted to intensive care on April 22, a day after his wife of 73 years was laid to rest at age 92 following a memorial service.

Prior to that service, he had sat near his wife's coffin, greeting well-wishers who had come to pay their respects.

On Wednesday of last week Bush's office said he was alert, talking with hospital staff and family, and eager to follow the progress of the Houston Rockets basketball team as they navigated the NBA playoffs.

On Friday night, a statement was released announcing he was headed home.

"President @GeorgeHWBush was discharged from @MethodistHosp after treatment for an infection. His doctors report he is doing well and is happy to return home," said the statement from family spokesman Jim McGrath.