Mr Nathan suffered a stroke and was sent to Singapore General Hospital.
Current president Dr Tony Tan and his wife visited Mr Nathan, and says he’s very relieved that Mr Nathan’s condition has 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,” he added. “We wish Mr Nathan a speedy and full recovery and the very best of health.”
Mr Nathan was the sixth and longest-serving President in Singapore.
He held office for two terms from 1999 to 2011, and officially stepped down as President on Aug 31, 2011.
After stepping down as President, Mr Nathan took up appointments as Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies and at the Singapore Management University’s School of Social Sciences.