Former President Jimmy Carter, 85, was taken to Metro Health Hospital in Cleveland where he will remain there overnight “for observation,” his spokesperson, Deanna Congileo, said. He suffered a stomach ache while in flight and was taken directly to the hospital. But by all accounts he will be fine, and Congileo says he plans to resume his book tour Wednesday. Carter is currently promoting his book White House Diary.
Carter’s grandson, state Sen. Jason Carter, said “My understanding is that he is doing fine. I think it’s a stomach bug” and that his grandfather’s overall health is “fantastic.”
“He’s in great health. He gets good medical care and lots of attention,” he said.
Carter served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981. He was Georgia’s governor, from 1971 to 1975. President Obama said he planned to call Carter to offer his well wishes.