by Staff writer
Just a day after her funeral, Barbara Bush’s husband and former president of the United States, George H W Bush, has been hospitalized, US media reports.
Before her death last Tuesday, George and Barbara had been married for 73 years.
In a statement, a family spokesman said George H W Bush, who is currently in intensive care, had contracted an infection that spread to his blood.
The spokesman also revealed he is “responding to treatments”. The 93-year-old was admitted to hospital in Houston on Sunday morning.
He was president from 1989 to 1993 and his son, George W Bush, went on to serve in the same role.
Barbara Bush, the only woman to see both her husband and her son sworn in as US president, died last Tuesday and was laid to rest on Saturday.
In a tribute to Barbara, Mr Bush said: “We have faith she is in heaven and we know that life will go on, as she would have it. So cross the Bushes off your worry list.”
But there are now speculations that Mr Bush’s sudden ill health may not completely unconnected to his wife’s death.
A recent research once stated than men, more than women, are more likely to be affected by the death of a partner.