Former US president Jimmy Carter told church parishioners in his native Plains, Georgia on Sunday that he is free of cancer, US media reported.
The 91-year-old Nobel peace laureate and global humanitarian recently had a tumor from his liver removed, only to find four melanoma spots on his brain.
“Went for an MRI this past week and they (doctors) didn’t find any cancer at all in the brain,” Carter said, according to NBC News.
A friend and parishioner of Carter’s told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he made the announcement towards the beginning of the Sunday school class he leads at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains.
“He said he got a scan this week and the cancer was gone,” church congregant Jill Stuckey told the paper by phone, adding that “the church, everybody here, just erupted in applause.”