The 90 year old went public with the news on Wednesday (12Aug15), days after undergoing an elective procedure at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia to remove a small mass in his liver earlier this month (Aug15).

A statement released by the ex-leader reads: "Recent liver surgery revealed that I have cancer that now is in other parts of my body. I will be rearranging my schedule as necessary so I can undergo treatment by physicians at Emory Healthcare."

The 39th President of the U.S. served in office from 1977 to 1981.