Former President of the United States Of America, Jimmy Carter was during the weekend, rushed to the hospital for yet another urinary tract infection. This latest development comes just less than a week after he was discharged from an Atlanta hospital following a two-week stay, CNN reports.
According to the report, a statement from the Carter Centre about the ill health of the former President reads:
“Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was admitted to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Ga., this past weekend for treatment for a urinary tract infection,”
“He is feeling better and looks forward to returning home soon. We will issue a statement when he is released for further rest and recovery at home.”
The report by CNN also added that the Carter Centre also confirmed that 95-year-old Jimmy Carter has been in and out of the hospital, and the last was on November 11th where he was admitted for a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain. The pressure was caused by bleeding from his recent falls.
He was hospitalized twice in October, suffering a black eye and receiving 14 stitches above his brow after his first fall, when he hit his forehead “on a sharp edge.” He then received treatment for a minor pelvic fracture after his second fall.
He previously survived brain and liver cancer.
Carter celebrated his 95th birthday on October 1 and is the oldest living former US president in history, a title once held by George H.W. Bush, who died in late 2018 at age 94.
Despite his age and health complications, Carter hasn’t eased off his volunteerism.
Along with wife Rosalynn Carter, he has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity for 35 years, building homes all over the United States and around the world. They have worked alongside 103,000 volunteers in 14 countries, including India, South Korea and the Philippines.