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A former president and his wife have both been hospitalized in Texas.

FOX's Tonya J. Powers has the story:

Former President George H.W. Bush is now in the intensive care unit at Houston Methodist Hospital for a respiratory problem stemming from pneumonia.

Doctors performed a procedure on him to protect and clear his airway that required sedation.

A spokesman for the former president says Mr. Bush, who is 92, is stable and resting comfortably, and will stay in the ICU for observation.

His wife, former First Lady Barbara Bush has also been admitted to the same hospital as a precaution for fatigue and coughing. She is 91-years-old, they've been married for more than 70 years.

Tonya J. Powers, FOX News.

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