Former US President Jimmy Carter was hospitalized on Monday for a medical procedure to head after recent falls his foundation disclosed.
Jimmy Carter was “admitted to Emory University Hospital this afternoon for an intervention to relieve the pressure on his brain, caused by bleeding after his recent falls,” said the source, adding that the operation was scheduled for Tuesday morning.
“President Carter is resting comfortably and his wife, Rosalynn, is with him,” said the source. 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 still standing and active on a humanitarian site the next day, the face was swollen and covered with a bandage hiding 14 stitches.