Oh no! This is incredibly sad news. Jimmy Carter, the 39th president of the United States of America, has cancer. The 90-year old, former president revealed on Aug. 12 that he has been diagnosed with the disease in multiple parts of his body.
This is so sad. Jimmy Carter, the 90-year-old former President of the United States, revealed that has cancer. The man who served in the White House from 1977-1981 said that doctors discovered the disease after a recent surgery.
Jimmy said that “I have cancer that now is in other parts of my body” in a statement, reports CNBC. The former president will undergo treatment at the Emory Healthcare in his native state of Georgia.
The former president said:
“Recent liver surgery revealed that I have cancer that now is in other parts of my body. I will be rearranging my schedule as necessary so I can undergo treatment by physicians at Emory Healthcare.”
At the moment, there isn’t much information known about the former president’s condition. He said that he would release more information on his diagnosis possibly next week. We will continue to update you as we get more information on this story, HollywoodLifers.
Jimmy was born in Plains, Georgia in 1924. Growing up in the South, Jimmy attended the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. Jimmy’s early political career included a stint as a Georgia State Senator before he successfully ran for Governor of Georgia in 1970. He served until 1975, when he won the Democratic Party’s nomination for president.
Jimmy defeated Gerald Ford in a very close election and became the 39th president of the United States. He would only serve one term. During his tenure in the Oval Office, the country underwent the Iran hostage crisis, the Love Canal emergency, and the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. The country also suffered severe economic inflation, and he lost favor from Democrats by reinstating the registration for the Draft. Ronald Reagan defeated Jimmy Carter in a landslide victory.
Since leaving office, Jimmy has been involved in a variety of national and international public policy, conflict resolution, human rights and charitable causes. His work earned him the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.
Our thoughts goes out to Jimmy Carter’s family during this period. We wish the former President a speedy recovery.
— Jason Brow