George HW Bush's office has released a statement after he was readmitted to hospital in Houston, Texas.
It says: "President Bush has been in and out of The Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center being treated for complications related to his bronchitis.
"He is in [a] stable condition, and is expected to be released within the next 72 hours."
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