Bush, whom at 91 will be the eldest sitting former American chief, was in fact taken away to Maine Medical Center in Portland pursuing the plunge on Wednesday at his shore intricate in Kennebunkport.

He has a broken bone in his vertebrae in his neck but “it was not life threatening” McGrath said.

Bush, the 41st USA president, fell on Wednesday at his summer home in Kennebunkport but was doing OK and was wearing a neck brace, a Bush spokesman said.

“We are not expecting a long stay”, McGrath said. “We would anticipate that he would make a full recovery”.

“He’s tough. He can take it”, D’Angelo said. “He is doing great”.

The tumble gave up Bush, who exactly develops Parkinson’s disorder and can’t utilize his thighs, with the use of a… He was hospitalized in Houston in December for about a week for treatment of shortness of breath.

He spent Christmas 2012 in intensive care at the same Houston hospital while being treated for a bronchitis-related cough and other issues. He lost to Democrat Bill Clinton amid voters’ concerns about the economy after one term, highlighted by the success of the 1991 Gulf War in Kuwait.

Bush, the father of Republican former President George W. Bush, was a naval aviator in World War II and was shot down over the Pacific. He also served as ambassador to the United Nations, envoy to China and Central Intelligence Agency director.

Rand Paul’s father Ron does not appear to be among the over 100,000 donors so far to his son’s presidential campaign. That number places him ahead of Republican contenders like Carly Fiorina and Rick Perry, but behind Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Ben Carson and Ted Cruz. His family is in good spirits as the fall did not cause anything serious – just the need of a neck brace and therapy.

At his age, it is not uncommon for Bush to be injured from a slip.