The Carter Center Issues Statement on Former President's Health and 'Hospice Care'


The Carter Center has provided an update on former President Jimmy Carter’s health.

On Saturday, the center said in a statement, “After a series of short hospital stays, former US President Jimmy Carter today decided to spend his remaining time at home with his family and receive hospice care instead of additional medical intervention.”

The statement continues, “He has the full support of his family and his medical team. The Carter family asks for privacy during this time and is grateful for the concern shown by his many admirers.”

Read the statement below:

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The announcement sparked thousands of responses from Twitter users.

Journalist Garrett M. Graff replied, “I’m glad Carter lived long enough to see history rethink his presidency. He is one of our most underrated of our recent presidents.”

Actress Mia Farrow tweeted, “Prayers and gratitude and love for this fine person who has given the world so very much.”

Columnist David French wrote, “He is a good man. May God bless his final days.”

One tweet stated, “Ugh. Hate hearing news like this. But Jimmy Carter has been an absolutely wonderful human being throughout his life. We’ve been very fortunate to count him as an amazing friend on the progressive side of things. Best wishes to him and his family.”

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Writer Bob Smietana declared Carter the “best ex-president ever. May he surrounded by love in the days ahead.”

Read more responses below:

As CNN noted, Carter survived brain cancer in 2015.

However, the former president later experienced a series of health related scares in 2019 and underwent surgery on his brain to relieve pressure.

Carter turned 98 years old in 2022.

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