Melbourne: Australia`s Foreign Minister
and former premier Kevin Rudd has undergone a surgery for
heart valve replacement and is reported to be recovering well.
According to a local media report, his wife Therese
twittered that Rudd was "motoring along under his own steam"
after the heart surgery.
The 53-year-old foreign minister had heart surgery to
replace a leaky aortic valve inserted almost 20 years ago.
Therese Rein used Twitter to give the nation an update
on his condition.
"K had a great night. Motoring along under his own
steam. Doctor couldn`t be happier` with his progress. Sense of
humour completely intact," she wrote.
Rudd`s daughter Jessica tweeted that he was in good