The Clintons and the Obamas both wished former first lady Barbara Bush well following her hospitalization for what a spokesman called a “respiratory related issue.”
Bush, 88, was admitted to Methodist Hospital in Houston’s Texas Medical Center on Tuesday; since then, fans from First Families have sent good wishes.
“Michelle and I send our best wishes to Mrs. Bush for a speedy recovery. Barbara is blessed to have both a loving, supportive family by her side and a vibrant spirit that we hope will have her feeling better soon. I know I speak for Americans everywhere when I say that our thoughts and prayers are with Barbara and her family on this New Year’s Day,” the president wrote in a statement.
“She is in great spirits, has already received visits from her husband and family, and is receiving fantastic care,” a statement from the Bush family said on Tuesday.
Still others, including President Bill Clinton, took to Twitter to wish Bush well.