Jimmy Carter, the former President, was hospitalized on Monday for a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain. This pressure was caused by bleeding due to his recent falls, a spokesperson said.
Former President Carter is the oldest living ex-U.S. president. He was admitted to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta on Monday evening just ahead of the procedure, which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday morning.
A spokesperson for the family reported to the press that he was “resting comfortably, and his wife, Rosalynn, is with him.”
Carter, who is 95, was recently hospitalized after fracturing his pelvis on Oct. 21. This is the most recent of three falls this year.
Carter had to get stitches on his forehead after falling at his ranch house in rural Plains, Georgia, on Oct. 6. And this past May, he underwent surgery after falling and breaking his hip while he was leaving to go turkey hunting.
The nation’s 39th president made headlines earlier this month when he opened up about being “at ease with death” during a Sunday school service near his home in Georgia.
“I assumed naturally that I was going to die very quickly,” said Carter, referring to his cancer diagnosis in 2015. “I said a prayer about it; I didn’t ask God to let me live, I found that I was absolutely and completely at ease with death.”
During that Sunday’s service he said his only concern about dying was missing his family and loved ones. President Carter also said that he realized, as a Christian, he would see them again in the age to come.
Carter was elected president in 1976 when he defeated Republican Gerald Ford. He served just one term before his loss to Ronald Reagan in 1980. Since his presidency, he’s dedicated himself to charitable causes, including Habitat for Humanity.