Spokesman: Former US President Bush is 'alert'

Former President George HW Bush is in the intensive care unit of a Texas hospital and is in "guarded condition," according to family spokesman Jim McGrath.

"The President is alert and conversing with medical staff, and is surrounded by family," McGrath said in a statement.

Bush was admitted to the intensive care unit on Sunday, he said.


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.