President Carter Hospitalized

President Carter is taken to the hospital after falling ill.

Former President Jimmy Carter (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Former President Jimmy Carter was rushed to Metro late Tuesday morning after falling ill on his Delta flight into the city of Cleveland.

Mr. Carter was not feeling well, and the decision was made to take him to the hospital.

Statement from the Carter Center: "While on a flight to Cleveland, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter developed an upset stomach, and, upon arrival, was taken to Metro Health Hospital for observation. He is resting comfortably and is expected to resume his book tour this week."

The 39th President of the United States is in town for a book signing at the Joseph-Beth Bookstore in Legacy Village this afternoon. He was scheduled to sign copies of his latest publication, "White House Diary."

Hundreds of people were gathered outside in the bookstore in anticipation of Mr. Carter's arrival, but the event was canceled shortly before 2PM.

A statement from the Carter Center in Georgia says the book tour is expected to resume this week, but it is not clear if he will be going to Legacy Village.

Georgia state Sen. Jason Carter says Tuesday that his 85-year-old grandfather is "doing fine" and is continuing his book tour. He says "nobody in the family is concerned."

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