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  • 1 January 2014, 7:32

Barbara Bush: Former First Lady In Hospital

Former first lady Barbara Bush has been hospitalised in Houston with a respiratory-related illness.

A statement from the office of her husband, former President George HW Bush, said she had been admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Monday.

The statement said the 88-year-old was "in great spirits" and was getting "fantastic care". She has received visits from her husband and family.

The statement said updates would be issued "when warranted".

Last week, Mrs Bush and her husband, the 41st president, honoured a Houston businessman and philanthropist with a Points of Light Award.

The Bushes' home is in Houston.

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