Former US President Carter hospitalized over dehydration in Canada

Экс-президента США срочно госпитализировали

He got dehydrated from working on the project “habitat for humanity”

Former President Jimmy Carter collapsed at a Habitat build in Winnipeg Thursday morning.

Canada's Global News reported the former president said "I'm tired" and sat down before he was taken to the hospital.

His charity organisation, Habitat for Humanity however said he is doing "OK". Carter was headed to Winnipeg's St. Boniface Hospital to be checked over.

"President Carter was dehydrated working in the hot sun".

The former president was taken off site, but there is no word on whether he required medical treatment. He later sent a message to the charity saying he was fine, that everyone should stay hydrated and keep on building.

Reckford said any further information on Carter's condition will have to come from the Carter Center, a not-for-profit organization founded by the ex-president.

A subsequent statement from the Carter Center echoed the spokesman's remarks.

Carter, 92, was hospitalized for dehydration, but said he was "okay."

He told an assembled press that he had melanoma and that it had spread to his brain. Neither group said whether Carter would be hospitalized overnight.

Carter and the former first lady are in Winnipeg, where the weather is sunny and in the high 60s, working on their annual Habitat for Humanity "Carter Work Project".

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