Former US President Jimmy Carter is admitted to an Atlanta hospital in the state of Georgia, where he is recovering from an operation to relieve the high intracranial pressure resulting from several recent falls.
The ex-president, who underwent surgery this Tuesday morning, “is recovering at Emori University Hospital after an operation after suffering a subdural hematoma.” “There have been no complications,” the Carter Center said in a statement.
Carter, 95, will remain in the hospital under observation for as long as recommended by doctors, according to the text.
The news about his hospitalization came after Carter 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.