Former President Jimmy Carter. – ADAM HUNGER / REUTERS – Archive
Former US President Jimmy Carter has been hospitalized Monday night at a medical center in the city of Atlanta, in the state of Georgia, where he will undergo surgery to relieve intracranial pressure after several falls.
As reported by the CNN news network, Carter, 95, is at Emory University Hospital, where it will be operated on Tuesday morning. “The former leader is currently resting comfortably in the company of his wife, Rosalynn,” the Carter Center said in a statement. The former leader would have suffered a hemorrhage due to the recent falls.
The news about his hospitalization has taken place after the ex-president was hospitalized twice in October after having fallen twice at his home in Plains, Georgia.
Following the first fall, Carter needed points on one of his eyebrows. The second time, he suffered a slight fracture of the pelvis that required treatment. He had previously survived brain and liver cancer.
Last May, the former president fractured his hip, also at his home, so it also had to be operated.
The former president number 39 of the United States occupied the White House between 1977 and 1981 until he was defeated by Republican Ronald Reagan in 1980, when he sought re-election.
In 2002 he received the Nobel Peace Prize for his humanitarian work. He is the former American president who has lived the longest after leaving the White House.