- Jimmy Carter, 95, is in the hospital following several falls this past year.
- For instance, he is undergoing a procedure to reduce pressure in his brain caused by bleeding from the falls.
- In addition, a statement from The Carter Center says he is “resting comfortably.”
Reports are surfacing that former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has been hospitalized. A procedure will be taking place to reduce the pressure on his brain that he occurred from a series of falls throughout this year. The 95-year-old is currently in Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA as of Monday, November 11th. The Carter Center would send out an official statement in a tweet regarding Carter’s current well-being.
“President Carter is resting comfortably, and his wife, Rosalynn, is with him,” the statement says, for instance. The pressure in his brain is specifically from the bleeding that comes as a result of his recent falls.
Jimmy Carter Hospitalized Statement
Statement about Jimmy Carter’s health pic.twitter.com/AUsaDTdRRB
— The Carter Center (@CarterCenter) November 12, 2019
On October 1st, Carter turned 95 years old and was officially deemed the oldest living former U.S. President. He has suffered a number of falls throughout this year. One of his most recent falls resulted in a black eye and stitches. However, he did go back to building homes for the needy with Habitat For Humanity the same day.
Earlier this year, he broke his hip in May while on his way to go turkey hunting. He would end up needing hip surgery. Back in 2016, he would announce that he would no longer need radiation for the tumors located on his brain. He has really been through quite a lot!