Former president Jimmy Carter out of surgery
Dateline: 3 -12 November 2019 - Atlanta, Plains
Date: 11/12/2019 09:22 PM
Atlanta - 12 November 2019
1. Various of Emory University Hospital
2. The Carter Center sign
Plains, Georgia - 3 November 2019
3. Various of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter teaching Sunday school
4. The Carter Center sign
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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter underwent surgery Tuesday morning at Emory University Hospital to relieve pressure on his brain, his spokeswoman said.
The procedure is meant to resolve bleeding due to his recent falls, Deanna Congileo said in a statement.
Carter has fallen at least three times this year.
The first incident, in the spring, required hip replacement surgery.
He hit his head falling again on Oct. 6 and received 14 stitches, but still traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, to help build a Habitat for Humanity home shortly thereafter.
And he was briefly hospitalized after fracturing his pelvis on Oct. 21.