Former President Carter to undergo brain surgery

epa05102208 Former US President Jimmy Carter speaks after being awarded the highest grade of the order of Manuel Amador Guerrero by Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela during a ceremony at the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 14 January 2016. EPA/BRANDEN CAMP

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Former President Jimmy Carter was admitted into Emory University Hospital on Monday the Carter Center said. Carter, 95, will undergo the procedure Tuesday morning.

CNN reports that he pressure was caused by bleeding from his recent falls, the center said.

“President Carter is resting comfortably, and his wife, Rosalynn, is with him,” the center said in its statement.

News of Carter’s procedure comes after the former president was hospitalized twice last month for two falls in his house in Plains, Georgia. Carter required 14 stitches above his brow after his first fall, where he hit his forehead “on a sharp edge,” and later received treatment for a minor pelvic fracture after his second fall.

He previously survived brain and liver cancer.



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