Former President George H.W. Bush wrote a letter to President-elect Donald Trump, explaining why he cannot attend his inauguration on Friday.
"Barbara and I are so sorry we can't be there for your inauguration on Jan. 20. My doctor says if I sit outside in January, it likely will put me six feet under. Same for Barbara. So I guess we're stuck in Texas," the 41st U.S. president wrote, according to Time.
"But we will be with you and the country in spirit. I want you to know that I wish you the very best as you begin this incredible journey of leading our great country. If I can ever be of help, please let me know."
Bush was admitted to Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center on Saturday for shortness of breath. His letter was dated Jan. 10.
Spokesman Jim McGrath confirmed that the letter is really from Bush, in a post on Twitter.
Jean Becker, Bush's chief of staff, told Houston TV station KHOU-TV that he is in stable condition and "doing fine," USA Today reports.
At age 92, Bush is the oldest living former president, USA Today's reports.
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