Former President Jimmy Carter Is Recovering from Procedure to Release Pressure from His Brain
Former President of the United States Jimmy Carter has been admitted into the hospital.
According to Fox News, Carter, 95, was admitted on Monday evening into Emory University Hospital in Atlanta in order to have a procedure to reduce pressure on his brain.
A statement released by the Carter Center said that the 39th President needed the procedure as a result of a recent fall that caused a brain bleed.
Statement about Jimmy Carter’s health pic.twitter.com/AUsaDTdRRB— The Carter Center (@CarterCenter) November 12, 2019
Mr. Carter has had several health scares in recent years, CBS News reports.
In 2015, the former president announced that he was receiving treatment for melanoma that had spread to his lungs and brain. Less than a year after announcing his diagnosis and after receiving immunotherapy drug treatments, Mr. Carter announced that an MRI showed no signs of cancer.
Then in May of 2019, Mr. Carter took a fall that left him with a broken hip.
Soon after the fall, however, Mr. Carter was back to teaching Sunday School lessons, something he does regularly at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia.
In October, Mr. Carter fell several more times. This time the former president fractured his pelvis, leaving him hospitalized.
Mr. Carter’s neurological procedure was scheduled for Tuesday morning.
Following his recovery, on November 3, Mr. Carter shared with attendees at his regular Sunday School service that he is “at ease with death.”
Referencing his 2015 cancer diagnosis, he said, “I assumed naturally that I was going to die very quickly.”
He continued, "I said a prayer about it, [but] I didn't ask God to let me live, I found that I was absolutely and completely at ease with death.”
Mr. Carter did not mention his recent injuries in the sermon, ABC News reports.
According to a statement from the Carter Center, “Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is recovering at Emory University Hospital following surgery this morning to relieve pressure on his brain from a subdural hematoma. There are no complications from the surgery.”
Statement on President Carter’s Health pic.twitter.com/Yn8iIYVWZc— The Carter Center (@CarterCenter) November 12, 2019
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