Jimmy Carter taken to hospital after suffering upset stomach on plane

Jimmy Carter taken to hospital after suffering upset stomach on plane

The incident sparked fears for the 85-year-old’s health but a spokesman for Mr Carter later said he was “resting comfortably” and would resume a tour to promote his book later this week.

Unconfirmed reports suggested the former president had suffered from a bout of air sickness.

He was on a commercial Delta airline flight to Cleveland, Ohio for an event at a book shop to promote his “White House Diary.”

A message was sent from the plane that a passenger was unwell and, when it landed at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, the former president was taken off the plane by a medical team. He was then taken to MetroHealth Medical Centre for treatment.

Mr Carter served as US president from 1977 to 1981. He is due to celebrate his 86th birthday on Friday.

Since leaving the presidency he has been active in international diplomacy, particularly in intervening on behalf of Americans detained abroad and as an observer of foreign elections.

Preşedintele Băsescu, la spital pentru o serie de analize

Preşedintele Traian Băsescu şi-a făcut sâmbătă un control medical la Spitalul Militar după operaţia suferită la glanda tiroidă, prilej cu care a făcut şi o serie de investigaţii suplimentare “de rutină”, susţin surse medicale.

Potrivit surselor citate, după controlul de la tiroidă, preşedintele Băsescu şi-ar fi făcut investigaţii medicale la ficat şi la colon. Până la terminarea analizelor, şeful statului a stat în rezerva de protocol a Spitalului Militar, însă sursele medicale au refuzat să precizeze dacă preşedintele Băsescu a rămas internat.

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Elton John recovering in hospital from flu, e-coli


LONDON – Elton John has been hospitalized after suffering from a case of E. coli bacterial infection and the flu, his spokesman said Monday.

Gary Farrow said the pop star hopes to be released soon but has been forced to cancel concerts in England, Ireland and the United States.

John intends to rejoin the “Face2Face” tour later in the month when he and Billy Joel play concerts in northern California.

Farrow said 62-year-old John is suffering from a “bad case of the flu and a minor case of E. coli.” His Web site says he was advised by his doctor to postpone dates in Seattle and Portland.

The Daily Mail’s Web site quoted John’s partner, David Furnish, as saying “He’s OK — he’s fine,” after leaving a London hospital.

Farrow says the singer has rescheduled previously canceled dates during the European leg of his world tour.