Jimmy Carter hospitalized for urinary tract infection

AMERICUS: Former US President Jimmy Carter was admitted to a hospital in southern Georgia over the weekend for treatment, a spokeswoman said Monday.

Deanna Congileo, spokesman for the Carter Center, said in a statement that the former 95-year-old president was admitted to the Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus over the weekend.

He feels better and hopes to return home soon. We will issue a statement when released to rest and recover more at home, he added.

Carter has overcome several health challenges in recent years.

He was diagnosed in 2015, announcing that the cancer had spread to other parts of his body. After partial removal of his liver, treatment for brain injuries, and radiation, he said he had no cancer.

One fall last spring required a hip replacement surgery.

Then, on October 6, he hit his head in another fall and received 14 points, but still traveled to Nashville, Tennessee , to help build a Habitat for Humanity home shortly after. He fractured his pelvis in another fall later that month and was briefly hospitalized.

Last Wednesday, Carter was discharged from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after recovering from surgery to relieve pressure on his brain caused by bleeding from a fall.