Former President Nathan suffers stroke, warded at Singapore General Hospital

Former President Nathan suffers stroke, warded at Singapore General Hospital

SINGAPORE - Former President S R Nathan is warded at the Singapore General Hospital after suffering a stroke last Tuesday.

Local media reported that he suffered a stroke on April 14.

A statement issued by Mr Nathan's family said: "Former President S R Nathan suffered a stroke last Tuesday 14 April and was admitted to hospital. He is recovering and is now undergoing therapy."

Mr Nathan was Singapore's longest serving President, serving two six-year terms from 1999 to 2011.

He has also held several positions as social worker, trade union activist, and diplomat before he became President.

President Tony Tan Keng Yam said on his Facebook page on Wednesday evening that he and his wife were "very concerned when we learnt that former President Mr S R Nathan was warded last Tuesday for haemorrhage in the brain."

President Tan added: "We are relieved that his condition has since stabilised. When we visited him at the hospital earlier this week, we were happy to see that he was in good spirits and looking forward to being discharged.

"We wish Mr Nathan a speedy and full recovery and the very best of health."

cynloh@sph.com.sg

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