Barbara Bush hospitalized in Houston

(WXYZ) - ABC News has confirmed that Barbara Bush has been hospital in Houston after showing the early signs that she is suffering from pneumonia.

The former first lady is 88-years-old.

ABC says a spokesperson for Houston Methodist Hospital tells them that she was admitted today.

The family released the following statement to ABC News:

Former First Lady Barbara Bush was admitted to Methodist Hospital in Houston's Texas Medical Center yesterday for treatment on a respiratory related issue. She is in great spirits, has already received visits from her husband and family, and is receiving fantastic care.

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