Former President Jimmy Carter was rushed to a Cleveland hospital after becoming ill aboard a Delta flight bound for Cleveland. President Carter was scheduled to appear
at a book signing for his recently released book titled “White House Diary”.
By By Dan Jovic
The Los Angeles Times
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Former President Jimmy Carter was rushed to MetroHealth Medical Center on Tuesday morning immediately after a plane he was riding in touched down at Cleveland Hopkins airport, according to Fox 8 News’ Kevin Freeman.
Freeman reports that Carter was aboard a Delta Flight that landed at Cleveland Hopkins Airport, and according to airport spokesperson Jackie Mayo, Carter became ill aboard the flight.
The Carter Center Press Secretary Deanna Congileo tells Fox 8 News, “While on a flight to Cleveland, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter developed an upset stomach and, upon arrival, was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center for observation. He is resting comfortably and is expected to resume his book tour this week.”
President Carter, 85, was scheduled to appear at a book signing at the Joseph-Beth Booksellers at Legacy Village on Tuesday afternoon.
According to Mayo, an ambulance took Carter to the hospital and was escorted by the Secret Service and the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The President’s security detail remains parked outside of MetroHealth Medical Center.
The book signing event at the Joseph-Beth Booksellers at Legacy Village has been canceled, according to a representative of the store. Hundreds of northeast Ohio residents had lined up at the store in anticipation of meeting the former President.
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