Jimmy Carter Recovering after Surgery to Relieve Pressure on His Brain Caused by Bleeding Following Recent Falls
Former President Jimmy Carter is out of surgery and recovering at Emory University Hospital, the Carter Center reports.
Jimmy Carter is doing well following his surgery, where doctors relieved the pressure to his brain caused by a subdural hematoma.
Surgeons encountered no complications, and the former president will remain the hospital until doctors deem him fit enough to return home.
"President Carter will remain in the hospital as long as advisable for observation. We do not anticipate any further statements until he is released from the hospital. President and Mrs. Carter thank everyone for the many well-wishes they have received," the Carter Center said in a statement.
Just last evening, the center issued a statement wherein they confirmed that Jimmy had been hospitalized for the surgery today and that the bleeding stemmed from his recent falls.
"Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was admitted to Emory University Hospital this evening for a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain, caused by bleeding due to his recent falls. The procedure is scheduled for tomorrow morning. President Carter is resting comfortably, and his wife, Rosalynn, is with him," the statement read.
In October, Jimmy Carter ended up in the hospital twice for falling at his Georgia home, the latest of which caused a fractured hip.
Back in May, a fall while on route to go turkey hunting caused Jimmy to break his hip, and a hip replacement surgery soon followed.
Around the same time, Jimmy's wife, Rosalynn, also landed in the hospital for what they initially thought to be a stroke, but thankfully it turned out to be less dangerous.
Along with his 92-year-old wife, they recently became the longest-married presidential couple as well, overtaking George and Barbara Bush's 73 years of marriage.