MANILA, Philippines — Former United States President Jimmy Carter has been hospitalized following recent falls and is set to undergo a procedure to relieve brain pressure the Carter Center said Monday (12 November 2019).
In a prepared statement, the Carter Center said the 95-year-old Jimmy Carter “was admitted at Emory University Hospital this evening for a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain, caused by bleeding due to his recent falls,” noting that the procedure would take place on Tuesday morning.
“President Carter is resting comfortably, and his wife, Rosalynn, is with him,” it said.
After suffering a fractured pelvis due to a fall in October, he was hospitalized for treatment.
Carter, 95, has fallen at least three times this year, and the first incident in the spring required hip replacement surgery.
He traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, and helped build a Habitat for Humanity home after getting 14 stitches following a fall on 6 October.
And he was briefly hospitalized after fracturing his pelvis on 21 October. He received a dire cancer diagnosis in 2015 but survived and has since said he is cancer-free.
Nearly four decades after he left office, the oldest-ever former US president still teaches Sunday school roughly twice a month at Maranatha Baptist Church in his tiny hometown of Plains in south-west Georgia. (Marian Andrei Sinamban/IAMIGO/CNS)