Former President Jimmy Carter was admitted to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta Monday night ahead of a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain. The news was posted to Twitter by the Carter Center. The statement adds that the pressure is from bleeding caused by his recent falls.
The 95-year-old is resting comfortably with his wife Rosalynn by his side. He will undergo the procedure Tuesday morning (November 12).
PRESIDENT CARTER ADMITTED TO EMORY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL – Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was admitted to Emory University Hospital this evening for a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain, caused by bleeding due to his recent falls. https://t.co/aZPes6NufN
— The Carter Center (@CarterCenter) November 12, 2019
The 39th and oldest living President of the United States has fallen several times in recent months, including at least two falls in October alone. On October 21 he suffered a minor pelvic fracture after a fall at his home in Plains, Georgia.
While on his way from church to lunch on October 6, Carter fell and hit his forehead on a sharp edge at his home. The injury required 14 stitches and left him with a bruised left eye. In May, he broke his hip after falling in his home.
After each accident, Carter has managed to return to some of his normal routines, such as teaching Sunday school and teaming up with Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood in Nashville to build homes for Habitat for Humanity.
Join us in praying for Jimmy Carter as he undergoes surgery Tuesday morning.