Jimmy Carter Hospitalized For Neurological Procedure

“President Carter is resting comfortably, and his wife, Rosalynn, is with him.”


Former President Jimmy Carter was hospitalized Monday night to Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, for a neurological procedure that relieves pressure on his brain, according to the Carter Center.

Carter is set to undergo the procedure on Tuesday morning.

The 95-year-old is believed to have some neurological pressure in the brain due to bleeding caused by his recent falls last month.

The center said, “President Carter is resting comfortably, and his wife, Rosalynn, is with him.”

In October, the former president was hospitalized twice for two falls in his house in Plains, Georgia, and also underwent treatment for pelvic fracture.

Carter previously survived liver and brain cancer. In spite of his old age and medical complications, Carter has not eased off and was seen volunteering alongside his wife for Habitat for Humanity, building homes across the United States and around the world.

Earlier this month, Carter said he was absolutely at ease with death after his doctors told him that his cancer had metastasized to his brain in 2015.

He said, “I assumed, naturally, that I was going to die very quickly. I obviously prayed about it. I didn’t ask God to let me live, but I asked God to give me a proper attitude toward death. And I found that I was absolutely and completely at ease with death.” “It didn’t really matter to me whether I died or lived,” the 39th president added. “Except I was going to miss my family, and miss the work at the Carter Center and miss teaching your Sunday school service sometimes and so forth. All those delightful things.”