Former President Bush Treated For Dehydration After Collapsing

Monday, March 12th 2007, 11:34 am
By: News On 6

HOUSTON (AP) _ Former President George H.W. Bush was treated at a California hospital for dehydration and released Monday morning after collapsing during a Sunday afternoon golf game in Palm Springs.

Jean Becker, Bush's chief of staff, told The Associated Press that Bush fainted while playing golf with friends in 94-degree heat.

``He's fine, he really is fine,'' Becker said. ``He became dehydrated, and he had a fainting spell. He came to right away, but as a precaution, they took him to the hospital and then _ much to his dismay _ as a precaution, they held him overnight. The doctors released him first thing this morning.''

Bush, 82, and former first lady Barbara Bush were in California visiting Lee Annenberg, a family friend.

Becker said Bush was resuming his normal schedule and was slated to give a speech in Los Angeles before returning to Houston on Monday night.