Former US President Carter hospitalized over dehydration in Canada

Former US President Carter hospitalized over dehydration in Canada

Former US President Carter hospitalized over dehydration in Canada

Former President Jimmy Carter is being treated for dehydration after collapsing iun Canada, according to the CBC. The global human rights group The Elders said in a statement Wednesday, May 25, 2016, that former President Carter is stepping away from his front-line role as a member of the organization.

Former United States President Jimmy Carter speaks at "The Board of Directors of the Canadian American Business Council Presents A Converation With Jimmy Carter and Joe Clark" at The Carter Center on June 15, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.

President Carter collapsed after becoming dehydrated.

A motorcade was seen taken him to St. Boniface Hospital.

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Carter had been volunteering with a project to build 150 homes in cities throughout Canada with Habitat for Humanity. He later sent a message to the charity saying he was fine, that everyone should stay hydrated and keep on building. "Any further updates will come from the Carter Center", Reckford said at a press conference Thursday morning. The Elders said that Carter will remain affiliated with the group as an honorary, or emeritus, Elder starting June 1.

"I went to their (doctors) office this week and they didn't find any cancer at all", Carter said.

The former president and his wife, Rosalynn, are longtime supporters of Habitat for Humanity.

His charity organisation, Habitat for Humanity however said he is doing "OK".

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