Former President Jimmy Carter’s scheduled book reading at Lisner Auditorium Tuesday night was canceled Tuesday morning, after Carter was hospitalized in Ohio for an upset stomach.
Carter was hospitalized at the MetroHealth hospital in Cleveland Monday, after becoming ill on a flight to the city. Though initial reports indicated that Carter would resume his tour in Washington, doctors recommended that the 85-year-old stay in the hospital for observation.
Carter was scheduled to read excerpts from his new book, “White House Diary,” at an event in Lisner sponsored by the Smithsonian Associates.
“We’re disappointed, but it’s more important to us that he gets well soon,” said Christine Ciminio, the public affairs director of the Smithsonian Associates.
The AP reported that Carter feels normal and expects to resume his book tour soon, but it is unclear whether he will return to Foggy Bottom.
“We’ll be crossing our fingers that he’ll put us back on the tour,” Ciminio said.