Former President Jimmy Carter Hospitalized Monday Night for Procedure to Relieve Pressure on Brain

Jimmy Carter to Undergo Procedure to Relieve Pressure on Brain


Former President Jimmy Carter was on Monday night hospitalized in Atlanta for a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain caused by bleeding.

In a statement released by the Carter Center, the bleeding was caused by Mr. Carter’s recent falls.

The former president is expected to undergo the procedure Tuesday morning at the Emory University Hospital.

The statement said Carter was hospitalized Monday night and was resting comfortably. His wife, Rosalynn, is with him at the hospital.

Carter, 95, the oldest living former president, has had several health problems in recent years. In 2015, he was diagnosed with cancer that had spread to his liver and brain. He announced he was free of cancer about six months later after treatment.

In May 2019, he fell and broke his hip. Carter was also hospitalized twice in October for falls. After a fall on October 1, he sustained a black eye and had 14 stitches.

Since vacating office about 4 decades ago, the former president still teaches Sunday school about twice a month at Maranatha Baptist Church in his hometown of Plains in southwest Georgia.