Former President Jimmy Carter Hospitalized


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Former President Jimmy Carter was hospitalized in Cleveland, Ohio on Tuesday morning after becoming ill while flying there, CNN reported.

The former president was rushed to MetroHealth Medical Center on this morning immediately after a plane he was riding in touched down at Cleveland Hopkins airport.

Freeman reports that Carter was aboard a Delta Flight that landed at Cleveland Hopkins Airport, and according to airport spokesperson Jackie Mayo, Carter became ill aboard the flight.

Mayo did not know the nature of the President’s illness. Officials at MetroHealth Medical Center would not provide information on the President’s condition.

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Jackie Mayo, the public information officer for Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, said the 39th president was transferred to the hospital at approximately 11:30 a.m. ET after paramedics met Carter’s plane upon its arrival.

Carter was reportedly in Ohio to autograph copies of his new book, “White House Diary,” at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in the suburb of Lyndhurst.

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“While on a flight to Cleveland, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter developed an upset stomach, and, upon arrival, was taken to Metro Health Hospital for observation,” according to a statement released by The Carter Center in Atlanta. “He is resting comfortably and is expected to resume his book tour this week.”

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