Barbara Bush is being treated in a Houston hospital for a “respiratory-related issue”, according to the office of her husband George H.W. Bush.
The 88-year-old, who was first lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993, is also the mother of former President George W. Bush.
George H.W. Bush’s office issued a statement saying that Barbara Bush is in “great spirits” and receiving regular visits from friends and family.