Former President Jimmy Carter was back in the hospital over the weekend for treatment for a urinary tract infection, the Carter Center announced Monday, Dec. 2.

“Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was admitted to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia, this past weekend for treatment for a urinary tract infection,” the Carter Center said in a statement. “He is feeling better and looks forward to returning home soon.”

Carter, who has been hospitalized many times in 2019, is expected to recover from the infection.

The 95-year-old Carter was previously hospitalized in early November to relieve pressure on his brain caused by a subdural hematoma, likely caused by a recent series of falls. He had been recovering at the hospital for two weeks and was released the day before Thanksgiving.

He also fell twice more in October. The two separate falls required 14 stitches and caused a pelvic fracture. In May, he fell and broke his hip.

The 39th president is the longest-living former president in U.S. history.

Carter has been an active volunteer and philanthropist in his post-presidential life. He still regularly teaches Sunday school.


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