Former President Jimmy Carter hospitalized

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Former President Jimmy Carter was admitted to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta Monday to undergo surgery to relieve pressure on his brain caused by bleeding from a recent fall.

In a statement released Monday, Carter’s spokeswoman Deanna Congileo said his procedure is set for Tuesday morning.

This is Carter’s third fall this year. The first incident, which occurred in the spring, required him to get hip replacement surgery.

Just last month, on Oct. 21, Carter was hospitalized after fracturing his pelvis. Earlier in the month, he fell in his home Oct. 6 and required 14 stitches.

Carter, 95, is the nation’s oldest living president, and he still teaches Sunday school twice a month at Maranatha Baptist Church in his hometown of Plains, Georgia nearly four decades after leaving office.

In her statement, Congileo said Carter is currently “resting comfortably” with his wife Rosalynn.