ATLANTA – Former President Jimmy Carter was recovering Tuesday following surgery to relieve pressure on his brain from bleeding linked to recent falls.
A statement said there were no complications from the procedure, performed at Emory University Hospital for a subdural hematoma, blood trapped on the brain's surface.
Carter, 95, will remain in the hospital for observation, said Deanna Congileo, his spokeswoman at the Carter Center.
The statement said the Carters thank everyone for the many well-wishes they have received, and Congileo doesn't anticipate making more announcements until he's released.
It was unclear how long Carter might be hospitalized, said his pastor, the Rev. Tony Lowden.
“If anybody can make it through this Jimmy Carter can. His will to serve is greater than his will to give up,” said Lowden.
The Carter Center said the bleeding was related to Carter's recent falls. He used a walker during his most recent public appearance.