ATLANTA, GA—Former President of the United States, Jimmy Carter, 95, was hospitalized on Monday, November 11, in order to have a procedure done to relieve pressure in his brain.
According to The Carter Center’s Twitter account, shortly before 6 p.m. on Monday, Carter was admitted into Emory University Hospital for a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain, caused by bleeding due to his recent falls. The procedure is scheduled for Tuesday, November 12 in the morning. The former POTUS is resting with his wife Rosalynn by his side.
Carter was hospitalized twice in October after falling, in addition to being hospitalized for a fall in early spring. During one of his falls in October, Carter required 14 stitches which allowed him to travel to Nashville on the same day. He was in Nashville to help build a Habitat for Humanity home. The former President has battled cancer after being diagnosed in 2015, but is now cancer free.
Shortly after 7 A.M. on Tuesday, November 12 The Carter Center tweeted the following:
“Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is recovering at Emory University Hospital following surgery this morning to relieve pressure on his brain from a subdural hematoma. There are no complications from the surgery. President Carter will remain in the hospital as long as advisable for observation. We do not anticipate any further statements until he is released from the hospital. President and Mrs. Carter thank everyone for the many well-wishes they have received.”
Carter teaches Sunday school twice a month at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia, as mentioned on the church’s website. His Sunday school teaching is named the “Jimmy Carter Sunday school.” Carter is the oldest surviving president of the United States.