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Former President Jimmy Carter has been hospitalized for a procedure to reduce pressure on his brain.

Carter, 95, was admitted to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta on Monday, with an operation scheduled for Tuesday morning, according to a statement from The Carter Center.

The statement said the pressure on his brain has been caused by bleeding “due to his recent falls”.

“President Carter is resting comfortably, and his wife, Rosalynn, is with him,” the statement concluded.

Carter, whose birthday was Oct. 1, is the longest-living U.S. president in history.

The former president suffered injuries in a fall at his home last month that required received stitches above his brow. He also broke his hip after suffering a fall in his home this past May while readying to go turkey hunting.

The former president announced in 2016 that he no longer needed radiation to treat cancer, which had spread to spots in his brain.

The 39th commander in chief served from 1977 until 1981, when he was in his 50s.

Carter said earlier this year he hoped “there’s an age limit” to holding the highest elected office in the United States.

  • Severa says:

    Well, well, well, I haven’t even posted any thing and you are telling me that my email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * That is really something isn’t it ? Wishing former president Jimmy Carter the best during surgery and afterwards wishing him a speedy recovery. God be with him… My dad was 92 when he fell and hit the back of his head, the blood clot was as big as my fist and was kept on life support. He went to heaven to be with the Lord, so I hope Carter will recover from this.

  • Stephen Russell says:

    Get FT aid for Carter now or suffer worse in future.
    Or PT aide.,
    Or walkers etc.
    Cut back on Secret Service detail..
    For all future Presidents.
    Focus on HC after age 85+?

  • Bob Macfarlane says:

    Wish him well. Good man who was a horrible President.

  • Mike says:

    One of the WORST presidents in U.S. history. The man is a useless moron.

  • Cyn says:

    Mr Carter may have been a terrible president for this country; but there is no doubt he is a very good, kind and generous man. He loves his fellow man.

  • Bob Plumlee says:

    Yawn !

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