30 Dec 2012

George Bush Snr out of intensive care

3:50 pm on 30 December 2012

Former US President, George Bush Senior, has been moved out of the intensive care unit of a hospital in Texas after an improvement in his condition.

The BBC reports he is being treated for bronchitis.

Mr Bush, 88, will be kept in as a patient at the Methodist Hospital in Houston, but a spokesperson says he is feeling better and has even been doing some singing.

Mr Bush was Ronald Reagan's vice-president for two terms, from 1981 to 1989, when he became the 41st US president.

He was defeated by Democrat Bill Clinton when he stood for re-election in 1992.