Jimmy Carter Released From Hospital Weeks After Surgery

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Jimmy Carter Released From Hospital Weeks After Surgery
The former president was hospitalized earlier this month.
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Former President Jimmy Carter has been released from the hospital after spending more than two weeks recovering from brain surgery.

The Carter Center said in a statement the former president was released Wednesday morning from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. He was hospitalized earlier this month following surgery "to relieve pressure on his brain caused by a subdural hematoma." The center previously said the pressure was "caused by bleeding due to his recent falls." Carter was taken to the hospital twice in October following two separate falls in his home.

The statement also said Carter and his wife "are grateful for all the prayers, cards, and notes they have received" during his stay and "look forward to enjoying Thanksgiving at home ... where he will continue to recover."

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.