(CMR) Member of Parliament for West Bay West McKeeva Bush said he is being observed at Health City after experiencing chest pains.
“Unfortunately, for the past few weeks, I have not been feeling well but the health and care of my wife took priority. This morning I was taken to Health City and after a series of tests, the doctor extended my stay for observation. I am optimistic that I may be released later today,” the MP said in a statement.
Mr. Bush said he has been putting out his best but has not been feeling well, “especially since Kerry is not well and especially with all the stress I am experiencing.”
He said he started feeling stress in his chest and left arm after attending the funeral service of a friend on Sunday.
“Last night, it increased. Last night I didn't rest at all,” Mr. Bush said in an earlier message asking for prayer.
He also took the opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Heroes Day.
“I would like to also offer heartfelt congratulations to all of the award recipients at today’s ceremony, the first one I have not attended in all of the years since I created it 20 years ago,” Mr. Bush said.
The former Speaker of Parliament has been ordered to take two weeks of rest and will have very limited access to calls and visitors.
His office has canceled all his engagements until further notice. Persons with urgent issues are asked to contact Ms. Louisa Robinson or Miss Eva Tomlinson at (345) 949-8660 between the hours of 9:30 am – 6:30 pm.
Mr. Bush said, “Hopefully when I return to Health City later in the week, I will be given a clean bill of health and able to resume my service to the good people of West Bay and the wider Caymanian community. On a personal note, I encourage all of you to take your health seriously and hope that it is a part of your New Year's resolutions. We only have one body.”
“May God bless you may God continue to bless these wonderful islands that we call home,” he added.