Days after leaving the hospital for treatment of pneumonia, it was announced that former President George H. W. Bush and his wife Barbara will be at Super Bowl 51 this Sunday to perform the ceremonial coin toss.
The game is taking place in the Bushes hometown of Houston and Mrs. Bush referenced the need for them both to be at the championship contest when both were laid up in the hospital. (Barbara Bush was treated for bronchitis while hr husband was in intensive care for his illness.)
A hospitalized Barbara Bush just told her doctors 'you need to get us out of here and tuned up.. we've got to host that Super Bowl ' #SB51
— Amber Theoharis (@AmberTheoharis) January 23, 2017
The ex-POTUS and First Lady are both in their 90s and there was quite a bit of concern when they were hospitalized, so this news was understandably greeted with joy on social media.
Agreed. Very cool! And great news that @GeorgeHWBush and Mrs Bush can be there to do it! https://t.co/QcTrsEk331
— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) February 1, 2017
Awesome. NFL confirms former POTUS George H.W. Bush & former First Lady Barbara Bush will toss coin at #SuperBowl in Houston
— Dianne Gallagher (@DianneG) February 1, 2017
So great that @GeorgeHWBush and Mrs Bush will be tossing the coin at this weekends Super Bowl game. #Texas
— Rebecca Romo (@Rebecca_Romo) February 1, 2017
from hospital to homefield – Bush 41 and first lady Barbara Bush – #SuperBowl https://t.co/wolNoaKUSU
— David Goins (@dgoins) February 1, 2017
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