After experiencing an unknown health issue on a flight into the city, President Jimmy Carter was rushed to Metro Health Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. According to CNN, Jackie Mayo, the public information officer for Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Carter was transferred to the hospital at approximately 11:30 a.m. ET after paramedics met his plane upon its arrival.
The 39th president, who will turn 86 on Friday, was in Ohio to autograph copies of his new book White House Diary.
UPDATE: Jimmy Carter’s nonprofit organization released a statement saying:
“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. He is resting comfortably and is expected to resume his book tour this week.”
Get well, Jimmy! Take it easy. You’ve already been the president. There’s no need to be jet setting all over the place.
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