Jimmy Carter hospitalised

AFP . Washington | Update:

In this file photo Former US president Jimmy Carter smiles during a book signing event for his new book `Faith: A Journey For All` at Barnes & Noble bookstore in Midtown Manhattan on 26 March 2018 in New York City. Photo: AFPFormer US president Jimmy Carter was hospitalised on Monday for a procedure to relieve brain pressure after recent falls, The Carter Center said.

The 95-year-old "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 Carter Center said in a statement, adding that the procedure would take place on Tuesday morning.

"President Carter is resting comfortably, and his wife, Rosalynn, is with him," it said.

He was hospitalised for treatment after suffering a fractured pelvis due to a fall in October.

President from 1977 to 1981, Carter also injured his head in a fall earlier in the month, but turned up the next day to volunteer at a Habitat for Humanity site with a black eye and a bandage covering 14 stitches.

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