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George H.W. Bush stable after breaking bone in neck

Former President George H.W. Bush fell while at his home in Maine on Wednesday and broke a bone in his neck, according to his post-White House spokesperson.

Former President George H.W. Bush was stable and will be in a neck brace after he fell at his home in Kennebunkport, Maine, and broke a bone in his neck, his spokesman said Wednesday night.

Jim McGrath, Bush's spokesman and speechwriter, announced the news on Twitter:

No further details were immediately available. Bush, the 41st president, turned 91 last month and uses a wheelchair because he can no longer walk.

The former president spent the week of last Christmas in a Houston hospital after he experienced difficulty breathing. He spent nearly two months at the same hospital in January 2013 for bronchitis-related issues.

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