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President Carter To Spend Another Night In Hospital

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 7:05 AM

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Former President Jimmy Carter will spend a second night at MetroHealth Medical Center after doctors recommended additional observation. He was hospitalized Tuesday after suffering from an upset stomach during a flight to Cleveland.

Metrohealth released the following statement Wednesday morning:

“Former President Jimmy Carter will remain at MetroHealth Medical Center overnight. His medical team continues to observe his progress. President Carter is in very good spirits, appreciates all the good wishes being sent his way, and looks forward to getting back to his busy schedule. We expect this to be the only update until tomorrow morning.”

Christina Karas, spokeswoman at MetroHealth Medical Center, said Wednesday that Carter’s medical team continues to observe him and that Carter is in good spirits.

Carter suffered an upset stomach during his flight from Atlanta to Cleveland, and was rushed to Metrohealth upon landing. 

The Carter Center in Atlanta issued a statement Tuesday saying that the 85-year-old Carter will stay at MetroHealth hospital overnight at the recommendation of his doctor.

The ailment interrupted Carter’s tour to promote his new book,"White House Diary.” Book signings in suburban Cleveland and Durham, N.C., were canceled Tuesday. His publisher has canceled scheduled events in Washington on Wednesday, including one at the Smithsonian Institution. The status of an event planned at a Columbia, S.C., bookstore Thursday is unclear. 

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