George HW Bush Leaves Hospital Former president is 'very grateful' to head home after broken neck bone By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff Posted Jul 19, 2015 12:18 PM CDT 29 comments Comments In this March 29, 2015, file photo, former President George HW Bush and his wife Barbara Bush speak before the first half of an NCAAA college basketball game in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File) (Newser) – Four days after he entered the hospital rather abruptly with a broken neck bone suffered in a fall, former President George HW Bush—at an apparently sprightly 91 years of age—has left the hospital in Portland, Maine, reports ABC News. "A very grateful President @GeorgeHWBush was discharged today," tweeted a rep. Bush had fallen at his vacation home in Kennebunkport on Wednesday. The injury, a fractured vertabra, is expected to take three to four months to heal, and Bush will be in a neck brace. A full recovery is expected, notes the AP.