- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 27, 2014

President George W. Bush is home and recovering well after traveling to Chicago over the weekend for knee replacement surgery, according to multiple news reports.

The surgery was performed at Rush University Medical Center’s Midwest Orthopaedics on Saturday, and President Bush returned home to Dallas on Monday, NBC Chicago reported.

Freddy Ford, a spokesman for President Bush, confirmed to CNN that the surgery had taken place and noted that the injury was not new. Mr. Ford also said Tuesday that the former commander in chief was “up walking around and even went up and down a flight of stairs just a couple of hours after the procedure.”

President Bush, 67, has remained physically active, becoming an avid cyclist after being diagnosed with runner’s knee in 2003, according to reports. Last year, he had heart surgery where a stint was inserted after a doctor found a blocked artery.

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