Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter hospitalized, expected to recover soon

08:36, September 29, 2010      

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File photo of former U.S. president Jimmy Carter, pictured in April 13, 2010. (Xinhua/AFP Photo)

Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter was hospitalized on Tuesday in Cleveland, Ohio, but is expected to recover soon.

The 85-year-old former president fell ill on his flight from Atlanta to Cleveland and was transferred to hospital after paramedics met his plane upon its arrival, said Jackie Mayo, the public information officer for Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

"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," according to a statement from the Carter Center, an Atlanta-based think tank founded by the former president and his wife in 1982.

"He is resting comfortably and is expected to resume his book tour this week," said the statement.

Carter flew to the city on a Delta flight to attend book- signing events for his new book, "White House Diary."

Carter served as the 39th president of the United States from 1977 to 1981 and was the recipient of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize, the only U.S. president to have received the prize after leaving office.

After leaving office, Carter remains active on many issues. He has traveled extensively to conduct peace negotiations, observe elections, and advance disease prevention and eradication in developing nations.
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