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Ex-President George H.W. Bush puts the Rockets’ series over his own health

George H.W. Bush

Former US President George H.W. Bush was hospitalized and taken to the Intensive Care Unit last Sunday because of an infection that affected his blood. It came a day after his wife of 73 years, former First Lady Barbara Bush, was buried. It’s truly a sorrowful time for the Bush family, but at least, it appears that Bush is now out of danger, as it has been reported that he is out of the ICU already.

In case you need any more positive update that points to the ex-President getting his health back, here’s a press release from Bush’s spokesman, Jim McGrath, which also includes a shout-out to the Houston Rockets.

“President George H. W. Bush has been moved from the intensive care unit at Houston Methodist Hospital to a regular patient room, and is expected to continue his recovery there for several more days. He is alert and talking with hospital staff, family and friends, and his doctors are very pleased with his progress.

“President Bush naturally thanks everyone for their prayers and good wishes. He also wants to assure everyone that, as good as he feels now, he is more focused on the Houston Rockets closing out their playoff series against the Minnesota Timberwolves than anything that landed him in the hospital.”

The Rockets did their part in lifting the spirit of the former president as they defeated the Timberwolves to end their first-round series at 4-1. They now await the winner of the matchup between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Utah Jazz.