George W. Bush Undergoes Partial Knee ReplacementBy: Kimberly Ripley - May 27, 2014
Former President George W. Bush underwent a partial knee replacement in Chicago on Saturday and returned back home to Texas on Monday. His spokesman Freddy Ford said via an email statement on Tuesday that he was “doing great,” and was able to “get up, walk around, and go up and down stairs just a couple hours after the procedure.” He said these were the only details of the former president’s surgery that he would be releasing.
George W. Bush has long been known for his love of physical activity. A noted fitness buff, he has hosted an annual 100-kilometer mountain bike ride in which he rides along with those injured in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan every year since he left the White House. He actually participated in that ride earlier in May at his Crawford, Texas ranch.
On Memorial Day the former president shared his message about America’s fallen war veterans.