UPDATE: Former President Jimmy Carter is recovering following surgery for a subdural hematoma, according to The Carter Center.
“There are no complications from the surgery. President Carter will remain in the hospital as long as advisable for observation. President and Mrs. Carter thank everyone for the many well-wishes they have received,” The Carter Center said.
The original article follows.
On Monday evening, former President Jimmy Carter, 95, checked into Emory University Hospital in Atlanta to prepare for a procedure.
The procedure, which will relieve pressure on his brain, is scheduled for Tuesday, according to a statement released by The Carter Center.
The Carter Center stated that the former president was “resting comfortably” alongside his wife, Rosalynn.
Jimmy Carter will undergo brain surgery Tuesday morning.
The pressure in the 95-year-old’s brain is due to bleeding caused by recent falls. In the beginning of October the oldest living former U.S. president fell at his Georgia home and required 14 stitches.
Shortly after his first fall, Carter received treatment at the end of October for a “minor pelvic fracture.” He spent three days in the hospital recovering from his second fall.
In May, Carter fell and broke his hip, and ever since he had been receiving physical therapy.
After each incident, Carter, who is also a cancer survivor, was quick to get back to business. Not long after his second fall, Carter volunteered to help build homes for Habitat for Humanity.
And as recently as November 3, the former president taught Sunday school.
“We are praying for him and we believe he is going to be okay,” Rev. Tony Lowden, Carter’s pastor at Maranatha Baptist, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “He is one the greatest persons I have ever known.”
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