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George H.W. Bush Bounces Back With “Dirty” Jokes, Laughs Off Significant Injury

BY // 07.20.15

PaperCity would like to extend a warm “get well” to George H.W. Bush, who is recuperating at his summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine, after falling and fracturing a vertebrae in his neck. Bush, who is 91 and the oldest living former chief executive of the United States, was hospitalized for four days and received treatment for the injury. His doctors report that Bush is in excellent shape and should recover fully from the injury, which they deemed “significant.”

Barbara Bush, never at a loss for the right words, said, “A slip and fall is not going to take out a World War II pilot.

The former president was reportedly cracking wise with his nurses in the hospital. “Dad gets in hospital fairly often,” his son Jeb Bush said at a town hall event in Carson City, Nevada, on Friday. “But when he starts telling semi-dirty jokes to the nurses, we know he’s on the rebound.”

No stranger to the hospital as of late, the elder Bush was admitted in 2014 for breathing problems, and was treated for several months in 2012 for bronchitis.

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