Former US president Jimmy Carter in hospital

Cheryl Sanders
November 12, 2019

Former US President Jimmy Carter has been admitted to an Atlanta hospital for a procedure to relieve brain pressure from bleeding caused by recent falls, the Carter Center says.

The pressure comes from bleeding caused by recent falls, the Carter Center said in a statement.

A spokeswoman said the procedure was scheduled for Tuesday morning.

He and his wife founded the Carter Center in 1982 to carry on their global and humanitarian work.

The nation's 39th president made headlines earlier this month when he opened up about being "at ease with death" during a Sunday school service near his home in Georgia. That first fall, which occurred shortly after his 95th birthday, resulted in a black eye and required 14 stitches. And in May, he underwent surgery after falling and breaking his hip while he was leaving to go turkey hunting. Days later, Carter took part in a Habitat for Humanity build in Nashville. He traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, and helped build a Habitat for Humanity home after getting 14 stiches following a fall on October 6.

In the past, Carter has fought health battles, including a bout of cancer in 2015.

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