Former US president Jimmy Carter was hospitalised on Monday for a procedure to relieve brain pressure after recent falls, his organisation said.
The injury came weeks after he injured his head in a fall at home, recovering quickly to volunteer the next day with a black eye and a bandage covering 14 stitches at a Habitat for Humanity site.
He was taken to Emory University Hospital “for a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain,” The Carter Center said in a statement, adding it would take place on Tuesday morning.
“President Carter is resting comfortably, and his wife, Rosalynn, is with him,” it said.
In office from 1977 to 1981, Carter placed a commitment to human rights and social justice at the core of his presidency.
He enjoyed a strong first two years, which included brokering a peace deal between Israel and Egypt dubbed the Camp David Accords.
But his administration hit numerous snags the most serious being the Iran hostage crisis and the disastrous failed attempt to rescue the 52 captive Americans in 1980.