George H.W. Bush Hospitalized After Fall That Broke Vertebrae in His Neck

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Former President of the United States George H.W. Bush looks on during opening ceremonies prior to the start of The Presidents Cup at The Royal Montreal Golf Club on September 26, 2007. (Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Former President George H.W. Bush fell Wednesday while at his summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine, breaking a vertebrae in his neck, but “it was not life threatening,” his spokesman Jim McGrath told CNN.

Bush was taken to a hospital in nearby Portland where he is “very stable,” McGrath said.

The former president was never disoriented.

“We are not expecting a long stay,” McGrath said, though he added Bush would be treated with a neck brace.

Bush just turned 91 last month. He revealed several years ago he suffers from a form of Parkinson’s disease.

He was hospitalized in 2014 after suffering a shortness of breath. In 2012, he was in the hospital for several months after he contracted bronchitis.

Bush and his wife last week appeared at several events in Maine with hundreds of his son Jeb’s top donors to his presidential campaign.

Bush spokesman McGrath tweeted on Wednesday evening, “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.”