George Bush Sr admitted to hospital

George HW Bush has recently recovered from bronchitis
George HW Bush has recently recovered from bronchitis Credit: Reuters

Former US President George HW Bush has been admitted to a hospital in Houston, Texas.

A hospital spokesperson says it is not life-threatening, but there are reports it is a long-term cough that the 88-year-old has not been able to shake off. He has recently recovered from bronchitis.

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George Bush Sr in hospital

The former US president George Bush Sr has been released from intensive care after being admitted to a hospital in Houston, Texas with bronchitis last month.