Former President George H.W. Bush was in stable condition late Wednesday after breaking a bone in his neck in a fall at his Maine home, his spokesman said.
“He is fine — but he’ll be in a neck brace,” Spokesman Jim McGrath tweeted about the 41st president.
The Associated Press reported that Bush was being treated at Maine Medical Center in Portland, where a children’s hospital is named for his wife, Barbara. The medical center confirmed his condition was stable but said it was premature to speculate about when he’ll be released. It said Bush would be there at least overnight.
Bush, who celebrated his 91st birthday last month, is the oldest living former U.S. president. He was hospitalized in Houston for about a week this past December for precautionary treatment after experiencing shortness of breath. He said he was “grateful to the doctors and nurses for their superb care” after his treatment there.