Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter takes questions from the media during a news conference at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia August 20, 2015. REUTERS/John Amis Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter takes questions from the media during a news conference at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia August 20, 2015. REUTERS/John Amis

Former US president Carter admitted to hospital for brain procedure

By: MENA
Tue, Nov. 12, 2019
WASHINGTON, Nov 12 (MENA) - Former President Jimmy Carter was admitted Monday night to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta ahead of a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain, the Carter Center announced in a statement posted to Twitter.

The pressure was caused by bleeding from his recent falls, the center said. Carter, 95, will undergo the procedure Tuesday morning.

"President Carter is resting comfortably, and his wife, Rosalynn, is with him," the center said in its statement.

News of Carter's procedure comes after the former president was hospitalized twice last month for two falls in his house in Plains, Georgia.

Carter required 14 stitches above his brow after his first fall, where he hit his forehead "on a sharp edge," and later received treatment for a minor pelvic fracture after his second fall.

He previously survived brain and liver cancer.

Carter celebrated his 95th birthday on October 1, becoming the oldest living former US president -- a title once held by George H.W. Bush, who died in late 2018 at age 94.

Despite his age and health complications, Carter hasn't eased off his volunteerism.
 
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