Jimmy Carter Released from Ohio Hospital After Stomach Ailment

September 30, 2010 Updated: October 1, 2015

Jimmy Carter, the former president, was released from an Ohio hospital on Thursday. (John Mottern/AFP/Getty Images)
Jimmy Carter, the former president, was released from an Ohio hospital on Thursday. (John Mottern/AFP/Getty Images)
Jimmy Carter, the former president, was discharged from MetroHealth Medical Center today at 1.15 p.m., after recovering from a gastric viral infection, according to a statement by the Carter Center.

Shortly after leaving hospital Carter arrived at Reagan National Airport in a small private jet, according to AP. He was in Washington for a planned private meeting, spokeswoman Deanna Congileo said.

The former U.S. president spent two nights at the Cleveland hospital after being rushed to the emergency room Tuesday morning. Hospital officials said the viral infection that may have caused an upset stomach had cleared up.

Book signings scheduled in Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina and Washington as part of a tour to promote his new book, "White House Diary" were canceled.

Fortunately the 2002 Nobel Peace Price winner was discharged just in time to celebrate his 86th birthday tomorrow.