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Former US President Jimmy Carter Hospitalized


Former US President Jimmy Carter (file photo)

Former US President Jimmy Carter (file photo)

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is resting comfortably after being hospitalized in the midwestern U.S. city of Cleveland, Ohio.

A statement from the Carter Center in the southeastern city of Atlanta, Georgia, says the former president developed an upset stomach during a flight to Cleveland Tuesday.

A spokeswoman at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport says rescue crews met Mr. Carter's plane at the airport and took him to the hospital.

The former president was in Cleveland to sign his new book, White House Diary. The Carter Center says he is expected to resume his book tour later this week.

Mr. Carter is 85-years-old and served as U.S. president from 1977 to 1981.

U.S. President Barack Obama said he plans to call Mr. Carter to check on his condition.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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