MetroHealth Medical Center spokeswoman Christina Karas said Wednesday Carter is feeling normal and looks forward to resuming his schedule as soon as possible.
Carter was headed to Cleveland Tuesday for a book signing on a Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta when he became ill. Carter spent Tuesday night at MetroHealth and his grandson, Georgia state Sen. Jason Carter, said he was doing fine.
It was not immediately clear if Carter would attend two events he was scheduled for in Washington Wednesday to promote his book "White House Diary."
MetroHealth released the following statement just before 5 p.m. Tuesday.
"Upon further examination by MetroHealth Medical Center physicians, it was determined that former U.S. President Jimmy Carter would be admitted to the hospital for continued observation. He is fully alert and participating in all decision-making related to his care. The decision to admit him overnight is purely precautionary."
According to the Associated Press, Georgia state Sen. Jason Carter said on his Facebook page that his 85-year-old grandfather is "doing fine" and "nobody in the family is concerned."
After a stop in Albuquerque Tuesday, White House spokesman Bill Burton says Obama called Carter from Air Force One as he traveled from New Mexico to Wisconsin.
Burton says Carter is feeling great and plans to resume his book tour today.
Channel 3 confirms that the Secret Service has kept the back of the hospital blocked off since about noon Tuesday.
Carter was coming to town for a 1 p.m. book signing at Joseph-Beth Booksellers at Legacy Village in Lyndhurst.
The Carter Center in Atlanta released a statement at 1:15 p.m. Tuedsay.
"While on a flight to Cleveland, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter developed an upset stomach, and, upon arrival, was taken to MetroHealth Hospital for observation. He is resting comfortably and is expected to resume his book tour this week."
According to airport spokeswoman Jackie Mayo, it appears that Carter, 85, was not feeling well when his commercial Delta flight landed about 11:30 a.m. and the decision was made to take him to Metro. He was taken off the Delta flight by Hopkins EMS crews. Mayo had no information on Carter's symptoms.
Carter, the 39th President, was scheduled to sign copies of his latest publication "White House Diary" at Joseph-Beth. A Joseph-Beth spokeswoman said about 500 people were waiting at Legacy to see Carter.
The event was cancelled at 1:30 p.m. No word on if or when it will be rescheduled.