Former President George H.W. Bush is facing his sad final days, The National ENQUIRER has exclusively learned.
“He’s frail, and looks like all life has been drained from him,” an eyewitness told The ENQUIRER after the 91-year-old World War II hero appeared at an Oct. 11 baseball game in his Houston, Texas, hometown.
Onlookers were alarmed to see “the elder Bush” in a wheelchair and wearing a neck brace!
With beloved wife Barbara, 90, at his side, the ex-Commander-in-Chief struggled while bravely trying to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at an American League playoff game between his Astros and the Kansas City Royals.
“George is trying not to let on how badly he’s doing. He’s suffering from a host of health woes — and sadly, it appears he’s at the end,” the source said.
The 41st chief executive broke a bone in his neck in a fall at his summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine, on July 15. He was rushed to the Maine Medical Center in Portland, where he spent four days.
Back in 2011, “Bush 41” admitted he has “a form” of Parkinson’s disease, which left him unable to walk. He needs a wheelchair or scooter to get around.
On Nov. 23, 2012, the lifelong Republican was admitted to Methodist Hospital in Houston for treatment of bronchitis.
The infection was so virulent he wasn’t discharged until Jan. 14, 2013 — 52 days later!
With family at his hospital bedside, he laid his hand on his then-pregnant granddaughter Jenna’s belly and said: “There’s death — and there’s new life.”
Son George W. Bush revealed in his book, “41: A Portrait of My Father,” that his situation is dire.
“It’s painful to watch him fade away,” the insider told The ENQUIRER.