George H.W. Bush Out of Intensive Care; Will be Rooting Against Timberwolves

Former Presidents George W. Bush, left, and George H.W. Bush arrive at St. Martin's Episcopal Church for a funeral service for former first lady Barbara Bush, Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Houston. Photo: AP Photo/David J. Phillip
Former Presidents George W. Bush, left, and George H.W. Bush arrive at St. Martin's Episcopal Church for a funeral service for former first lady Barbara Bush, Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Houston.

April 25, 2018 05:39 PM

Former president George H.W. Bush has been moved from the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital, according to a statement from his office. 

And he wanted the public to know he is rooting against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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The statement issued from his office included light humor, saying: "He also wants to assure everyone that, as good as he feels now, he is more focused on the Houston Rockets closing out their playoff series against the Minnesota Timberwolves than anything that landed him in the hospital."

The Timberwolves and Rockets were scheduled to meet in Game 5 of an NBA first-round playoff series Wednesday night. The Rockets hold a commanding 3-1 lead in the best-of-7 series.

The statement also said the former president was moved to a regular patient room at Houston Methodist Hospital, and is alert and talking to hospital staff, family and friends. 

RELATED: Spokesman: George HW Bush is Eager to Get Well, Go to Maine 

Bush was hospitalized Monday with an infection. 

His hospitalization followed the funeral of his wife, Barbara Bush, who died on April 17. 

RELATED: Spokesman: George HW Bush Hospitalized with Blood Infection

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