Jennifer Hudson singing Happy Birthday to US President Barack Obama
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Barack Obama turns 50th birthday into campaign fundraiser

US President Barack Obama has celebrated his 50th birthday on Wednesday with a concert fundraiser in Chicago, featuring performers including Jennifer Hudson, OK Go and Herbie Hancock.

Mr Obama was treated to a rendition of Happy Birthday by the assembled singers, before telling the crowd of more than 2000 hometown supporters they still had "much work to do".

He branded the recent stand-off between Democrats and Republicans a "self-inflicted wound".

  • 04 Aug 2011
Go to next video: What prospect for Obama after debt bill?