(CMR) West Bay North MLA and backbencher The Honourable Bernie Bush is currently hospitalized and scheduled to have open heart surgery next week.
CMR Exclusive sources indicate that Bush is at Health City in East End and resting while being prepared for the surgery after a blockage was discovered on Thursday. Apparently, he was at a community event earlier this week when a young person told him that “he didn't look like himself” which prompted a visit to the doctor's office. After a battery of tests the blockage was discovered and surgery scheduled for Tuesday, June 5.
Various MLAs and community leaders wished him well going into the medical procedure.
Bush is a former longtime civil servant Mr Bernie Bush is extremely well-known in the local community, particularly among sports enthusiasts. He is also Deputy Speaker of the House.