Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter returns to hometown church for first time since brain surgery

Jimmy Carter at his church waving to people.
Jimmy Carter at Maranatha Baptist Church, Plains, Georgia, April 28. Photo: Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Former President Jimmy Carter made a public appearance at his hometown church in Plains, Georgia, on Sunday — his first since undergoing brain surgery in November, AP reports.

Why it matters: At 95 years old, Carter is the oldest living president. He has had a number of stints in the hospital recently and had a procedure last month to relieve pressure from his brain caused by bleeding from recent falls. In addition to the surgery, Carter was treated for a urinary tract infection earlier this month and suffered a pelvic fracture in October. In 2015, he was diagnosed with melanoma.

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Jimmy Carter released from hospital after being treated for infection

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Former President Jimmy Carter. Photo: China News Service/Visual China Group via Getty Images

Former President Jimmy Carter was released from the hospital on Wednesday after being treated over the weekend for a urinary tract infection, according to the a press release put out by the Carter Center.

The big picture: Carter, the oldest living president, has been in and out of the hospital several times in recent months. He underwent brain surgery in November and suffered a pelvic fracture in October.

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