Jimmy Carter Was Admitted To The Hospital For a Procedure To Relieve Pressure On His Brain

(CNN) – Former US President Jimmy Carter was admitted Monday night at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta before a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain, the Carter Center said in a statement posted on Twitter .

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

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


The news of Carter's procedure comes after the former president was hospitalized twice last month for two falls at his home in Plains, Georgia. Carter required 14 points on his forehead after his first fall, where he hit his forehead "with a sharp edge" and then 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 former American president, a title once held by George H.W. Bush, who died at the end of 2018 at age 94.

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Despite his age and health complications, Carter has not diminished his volunteer actions.

Together with Rosalynn Carter, she has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity for 35 years, building homes throughout the United States and around the world. They have worked with 103,000 volunteers in 14 countries, including India, South Korea and the Philippines.

“I fell and hit my forehead with a sharp edge and I had to go to the hospital. They put 14 stitches on my forehead and my eye is black, as you may have noticed. But I had the number one priority and that was to come to Nashville and build houses, ”Carter told a group of volunteers the same day he was hospitalized last month.

Earlier this month, Carter said he discovered that "he was absolutely calm with death" after doctors told him in 2015 that his cancer had spread to his brain.

"I assumed, of course, that I was going to die very quickly," Carter said during a religious service in Plains. “Obviously I prayed about it. I did not ask God to let me live, but I asked God to give me a proper attitude towards death. And I discovered that I was absolutely and completely at ease with death. ”

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“I really didn't care if I died or lived. Except I was going to miss my family, and I would miss work at the Carter Center and I would miss dictating Sunday school service sometimes and so on. All those lovely things, ”added the 39th president, smiling.

Jamie Ehrlich, Elizabeth Wolfe and Saeed Ahmed of CNN contributed to this report.



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