News of former President Jimmy Carter’s hospitalization late Monday for a brain procedure sent up a flurry of good wishes on social media.
Carter was admitted into Emory University Hospital for a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain, stemming from his recent falls, the Carter Center said.
On Tuesday, the center said the surgery was successful and there were no complications.
On Oct. 21, he suffered a “minor pelvic fracture” from a fall at his home in Plains. Carter, who turned 95 earlier in the month, spent three days at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus before being released.
That was his second accident in two weeks and third major accident since May, when he fell and broke his hip.
Carter also bumped his head in October and required 14 stitches. He made quick recoveries from both October accidents, even appearing at a Habitat for Humanity event, sporting a black eye and wearing an Atlanta Braves hat on the same night he hit his head.
On Nov. 3, he taught Sunday School at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains.
“We are praying for him, and we believe he is going to be OK,” the Rev. Tony Lowden, Carter’s pastor at Maranatha Baptist, said Monday night. “He is one of the greatest persons I have ever known.”
In 2015, Carter beat cancer. Doctors had found four small melanoma lesions on his brain. The discovery followed the removal of a lesion on his liver that took about 10% of the organ.
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