Ex-President George H.W. Bush falls, suffers broken neck

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President George H.W. Bush (official portrait)

Former President George H.W. Bush was hospitalized after falling in his home in Maine Wednesday, his spokesman said. 

Spokesman Jim McGrath tweeted: "41 fell at home in Maine today and broke a bone in his neck. His condition is stable -- he is fine -- but he'll be in a neck brace."

Bush broke his C2 vertebra. The plan is to let the injury heal without surgery, his office said.

"He's doing great, his spirits are good, and he's up and talking, and out of bed," Dr. William D'Angelo said a news conference Thursday at Maine Medical Center in Portland, the AP reported.

Bush, 91, suffers from a form of Parkinson's disease. He and his wife have a summer home in Kennebunkport.