- Dec 2010
Jimmy Carter hospitalized to relieve pressure on his brain due to recent falls
I hope he comes out of it okay. This has been a bit of a roller coaster ride for him.Former President Jimmy Carter was hospitalized Monday for a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain, the Carter Center said in a statement.
The pressure was triggered by bleeding in the brain caused by recent falls, and the procedure is scheduled for Tuesday morning the center said. He was admitted to Emory University Hospital Monday evening and was resting comfortably with his wife, Rosalynn Carter, the center said.
Last month, Carter was hospitalized with for a minor pelvic fracture after falling in his Georgia home. The 95-year-old fell on Oct. 6, just days after his birthday, and required stitches above his left brow.