Former US President Jimmy Carter is recovering in the hospital after brain surgery in Atlanta earlier this morning.
The 95-year-old was admitted to Emory University Hospital last night for a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain caused by bleeding as a result of a series of recent falls.
A Carter spokesperson said there were no complications with the operation and he is expected to stay in the hospital & # 39; for observation.
& # 39; President and Mrs. Carter thank everyone for the many good wishes they have received & # 39 ;, the statement continued.
Cater was admitted to hospital for treatment after a fractured pelvis due to a fall in October.
He also wounded his head in a fall earlier this month, but turned up the next day as a volunteer at a Habitat for Humanity site with a black eye and a dressing that covered 14 stitches.
Former US President Jimmy Carter was hospitalized for treatment after a fractured pelvis due to a fall in October. Carter was admitted to hospital on October 21 after breaking his pelvis during a fall at his home in Georgia, just weeks after a similar accident (above) left him with heavy bruises and 14 stitches in his face. Pictured on October 7
Carter recovers at the hospital after brain surgery earlier this morning in Atlanta. A Carter spokesperson said there were no complications from the operation and he is expected to stay in the hospital & # 39; for observation & # 39;
Carter is the oldest living president of the country.
The procedure to relieve pressure on his brain caused by a subdural hematoma was announced on Twitter by the Carter Center on Twitter last night, saying that he rested comfortably & # 39; before the operation and that his wife, Rosalynn, 92, was with him.
Carter gave a Bible lesson on November 3 in the Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, a city in southwest Georgia
Carter, a democrat, was the 39th president of the United States and served a tenure from 1977 to 1981.
He was defeated in his re-election bid by the Republican Ronald Reagan in 1980.
Carter received the Nobel Peace Prize for his humanitarian work in 2002 and has lived longer after leaving the White House than any former president in American history.
Last week, Carter thought about his own death after a broken pelvis when he fell into his home on October 21.
The 39th president gave a bible about life after death in a church in his home town of Plains, Georgia, where he lived since his departure in 1981.
With the help of a walker, the 95-year-old democrat slowly entered the busy sanctuary in the Maranatha Baptist church.
& # 39; Good morning everyone, & # 39; he said cheerfully.
With help, Carter sat on a motorized lift chair at the front of the room to give a 45-minute lesson based on the Old Testament Book of Job.
Carter (sitting next to his wife, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter) said that he & # 39; at ease & # 39; was with the idea of dying and believes in life after death while speaking at Maranatha Baptist Church on November 3
The Carter Center said on Twitter that he was admitted to Emory University Hospital on Monday for a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain caused by bleeding due to his recent falls & # 39;
Referring to a cancer diagnosis that resulted in the removal of part of his liver in 2015, Carter said he was comfortable & # 39; felt with the idea of dying and believes in life after death.
More than 400 people were present in the large hall and smaller landing rooms where the lesson was shown on television.
Rev. Tony Lowden said that secret service agents, family members, and fellow church members discouraged Carter from teaching because of the injury, but he insisted.
& # 39; He pours out that you can see Christ while he suffers, & # 39; Lowden said to the crowd.
Carter stayed for worship after teaching, sitting in a couch next to his wife, Rosalynn, and singing hymns with the congregation.
The procedure to relieve pressure on his brain is scheduled for Tuesday morning at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta (shown above in a file photo)
Carter is the oldest living president of the country. Carter can be seen in this file photo taken on January 20, 2017 with former First Lady Rosalynn Carter at the inauguration of Donald Trump
Lowden referred to the former president and Jesus Christ with their initials and thanked Carter in prayer.
& # 39; The best thing I've learned as a pastor here is to see how J.C. J.C. follows, & # 39; said Lowden.
Carter said: & # 39; I naturally assumed that I would die very soon & # 39 ;, he said about his cancer diagnosis in 2015.
& # 39; I clearly prayed about it. I did not ask God to let me live, but I asked God to give me the right attitude toward death. And I found myself absolutely and completely at ease with death. & # 39;
& # 39; I didn't really care if I died or lived. Except that I would miss my family, miss work in the Carter Center and sometimes miss your Sunday school service, and so on. All those wonderful things, & he said.
& # 39; I have prayed about it, I have not asked God to let me live, I found that I was absolutely and completely at ease with death, "he added.
The fall in his house on October 21 was the second time in recent weeks that the oldest living former president of the country had an accident.
Carter left a previous fall on October 6 with 14 stitches above his forehead and bruises around his left eye.
Nevertheless, he still came the next day to help build a home with Habitat for Humanity in Nashville, Tennessee.
He used a cane when he gathered volunteers that morning.
He told the crowd of volunteers that, despite going to the hospital, I had priority # 1 and that I had to come to Nashville to build houses & # 39 ;.
He survived a terrible cancer diagnosis in 2015 and surpassed George H.W. Bush as the surviving American president in history this spring.
Carter, who was president from 1977 to 1981, also broke his hip back in May after he fell into his home.
Carter served as president from 1977 to 1981. He can be seen above at the Democratic Convention at Madison Square Garden in New York in July 1976. From left to right: Carter's son, Chip Carter; his mother, Lillian Carter; his daughter, Amy Carter; Carter and his wife, Rosalynn; Joan Mondale, wife of Carter's running mate, vice president Walter Mondale; and Mondale
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