President Jimmy Carter released from hospital following surgery

President Jimmy Carter released from hospital following surgery
Jimmy Carter is celebrating his 95th birthday, becoming the first U.S. president to reach that milestone. (Source: President Jimmy Carter/Facebook)

ATLANTA, Ga. (WALB) - Former President Jimmy Carter was released from Emory Hospital Wednesday morning following a “successful surgery and recovery,” Carter Center officials said.

Carter underwent brain surgery to relieve pressure on his brain caused by a subdural hematoma.

“He and Mrs. Carter look forward to enjoying Thanksgiving at home in Plains, where he will continue to recover,” the Carter Center said in a release. “The Carters are grateful for all the prayers, cards and notes they have received and hope everyone will join them in enjoying a special Thanksgiving.”

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