FORMER President George W. Bush is stricken with brain-savaging Alzheimer’s disease — his friends fear.
Sources tell America’s Globe magazine that Bush’s nearest and dearest — including his wife Laura — fear for the former Commander-in-Chief’s health.
“His condition is sad and tragic,” a source said. “He spends his days painting nude portraits — of himself!”
Meanwhile, George has turned to booze in a bid to ease his pain over his dad’s failing health.
The 88-year-old senior Bush recently plunged into a medical crisis triggered by bronchitis.
And his Former President son has started to fall apart, according to American tabloid the National Enquirer.
“George is severely broken up over his dad’s deteriorating health,” a source said.
“While the elder Bush tells everyone he’s not going anywhere, there’s a sad belief his days are numbered.
“And no one has taken it harder than ‘W.’ While he’s worked hard to maintain his sobriety, it’s no secret he’s severely depressed over the thought of losing his father and has knocked back a few drinks in recent weeks while at his ranch in Crawford, Texas.
“George is really hurting from what appear to be his dad’s final days. The word is he’s had a drink or two to deaden the pain despite his wife Laura keeping a watchful eye on him. As his father fades, it’s been hard for him to maintain that steely Bush facade.
“You have to understand that there are decades of unresolved issues between the two. In recent years, George has also been rankled by his dad’s close friendship with Bill Clinton.
“They bonded as they traveled the world together as ex-presidents doing humanitarian work. They had an easy, breezy relationship filled with jokes, smiles and a lot of laughs, and that always bothered ‘W’ because he never got along with his father that well.
“He’s just uncertain how to go about it and fears, at this stage, it may be too late. In the meantime, no one wants to see him fall off the wagon for good.”
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