Former US president Jimmy Carter, 95, rushed to hospital for emergency brain surgery after series of recent falls.

FORMER US President Jimmy Carter was rushed to hospital on Monday for emergency brain surgery following a series of recent falls.

He was admitted to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, to relieve pressure on his skull caused by a brain bleed.

 Former US President Jimmy Carter was due to undergo emergency brain surgery after being admitted to hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, on Monday

Former US President Jimmy Carter was due to undergo emergency brain surgery after being admitted to hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, on MondayCredit: Reuters

It comes three weeks after the 95-year-old - the country's oldest living president - suffered a fractured pelvis following a fall at his home in Plains, Georgia.

The ex-Democratic President was due to undergo the brain op on Tuesday morning, a statement from the Carter Center said.

He was reported to be "resting comfortably" on Monday evening with wife Rosalyn, 92, by his side.

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