Bush, 92, received treatment at Methodist Hospital in Houston but is now said to be doing fine, according to KHOU.
‘He is already well on the path to recovery and going home,’ the spokesperson, Jim McGrath, said.
The former president’s office released a statement on Tuesday which read: ‘President George HW Bush was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Friday for observation due to a persistent cough that prevented him from getting proper rest.’
‘It was subsequently determined he had a mild case of pneumonia, which was treated and has been resolved.’
‘President Bush is in very good spirits and is being held for further observation while he regains his strength.’
In March, Bush seemed to have fully recovered from the bout of pneumonia that kept him in the hospital for two weeks earlier this year as he and his wife Barbara picked up an award for their service to the Jewish community.
In January, Bush came home from the hospital, where he spent some time in the ICU and needed a breathing tube for a couple of days.
His wife, 91-year-old Barbara, kept him company after being hospitalized for five days and receiving treatment for bronchitis.