Former President Jimmy Carter is recovering at a hospital in Atlanta after undergoing an operation Tuesday morning to relieve pressure on his brain, according to the Carter Center.
“Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is recovering at Emory University Hospital following surgery this morning to relieve pressure on his brain from a subdural hematoma. There are no complications from the surgery,” the center said in a statement.
Carter will remain in the hospital as long as advisable for observation, according to the center.
“We do not anticipate any further statements until he is released from the hospital. President and Mrs. Carter thank everyone for the many well-wishes they have received,” the center said.
Former President Jimmy Carter was hospitalized on Monday for a procedure to alleviate tension on his brain, created by bleeding due to his recent falls, a spokesperson stated.
Carter, the oldest living ex-U.S. president, was admitted to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta on Monday evening before the procedure, which is scheduled to take place Tuesday morning.
A spokesperson for the family said he was “resting comfortably, and his wife, Rosalynn, is with him.”