Former President Jimmy Carter recovering after brain procedure

Former President Jimmy Carter is recovering Tuesday morning after undergoing surgery to relieve pressure on his brain.

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Update 10:10 a.m. EST Nov. 12: The Carter Center said in a statement Tuesday morning that Carter was recovering at Emory University Hospital after his surgery, which was meant to relieve pressure on his brain from a subdural hematoma. The swelling was caused by multiple falls over the past six months.

There were no complications, according to the Carter Center.

"President Carter will remain in the hospital as long as advisable for observation," officials with the Center said. "President and Mrs. Carter thank everyone for the many well-wishes they have received."

Original report: The hospitalization was the second for Carter in a month.   

The Carter Center confirmed that Carter has been admitted to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

Carter is scheduled for Tuesday morning to have a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain caused by bleeding due to recent falls, according to the center.

Carter, 95, suffered a minor pelvic fracture on Oct. 21 when he fell in his home in Plains. He also fell on Oct. 6 which left him with a black eye and multiple stitches.

Carter was treated for the pelvis injury at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus. He returned to his Sunday school class just two weeks later.

The 39th president received a dire cancer diagnosis in 2015 but survived and has since said he is cancer-free.

Carter is resting comfortably, and his wife, Rosalynn, is with him, Congileo said.

The Cox Media Group National Content Desk and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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