Former US President Jimmy Carter was hospitalized Monday to undergo a medical intervention to the head after recent falls, announced the foundation that bears his name.
Jimmy Carter was “admitted to Emory University Hospital this afternoon for an intervention to relieve pressure on his brain, caused by bleeding after his recent falls,” said the source, adding that the surgery was planned Tuesday morning.
“President Carter is resting comfortably and his wife Rosalynn is with him,” said the source.
PRESIDENT CARTER ADMITTED TO EMORY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL – Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was admitted to Emory University Hospital this evening for a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain, caused by bleeding due to his recent falls. https://t.co/aZPes6NufN— The Carter Center (@CarterCenter) November 12, 2019
Jimmy Carter was hospitalized late October for a fractured pelvis caused by a fall at home. His foundation had described the fracture as “slight”.
The first American president in history to reach the age of 95, Jimmy Carter was also injured in the head on October 6, still falling at his home.
The former Democratic president (1977-1981) was however standing and active on a humanitarian site the next day, the face swollen and barred with a bandage hiding 14 stitches.