President George H.W. Bush Hospitalized After Fall

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Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush waves to fans during a game between the North Carolina State Wolfpack and the Duke Blue Devils on January 18, 2014 in Durham, North Carolina.Photo: Lance King/2014 Lance King

Former president George H.W. Bush was hospitalized on Wednesday morning after breaking a vertebrae in his neck. “41 fell at home in Maine today and broke a bone in his neck. His condition is stable – he is fine – but he’ll be in a neck brace,” tweeted spokesman Jim McGrath. He told CNN that the 90-year-old former president is stable and the situation is “not life threatening.” H.W. was hospitalized for two months in 2012 for bronchitis and spent last Christmas in the hospital after experiencing shortness of breath. McGrath said, this time, “We are not expecting a long stay.”