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(NEWSER)– Former President George HW Bush has been taken to a Houston hospital after experiencing shortness of breath.

He was taken by ambulance to Houston Methodist Hospital on Tuesday evening as a precaution and the 90-year-old "will be held for observation, again as a precaution," the spokesman says. Bush spent nearly two months in the same hospital and was discharged in January 2013 after treatment for a bronchitis-related cough and other health issues.

Bush, who can no longer use his legs, most recently appeared seated in a wheelchair at an event last month at Texas A&M University with his son, former President George W. Bush. In June, the elder Bush celebrated his 90th birthday by making a tandem parachute jump.

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