Former President Jimmy Carter falls at Georgia home, suffers pelvic fracture

The incident is the latest in a string of falls for Carter, who at 95 is the oldest living former president. He was admitted to a local hospital for observation.

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Former President Jimmy Carter, 93, sits for an interview about his book “Faith: A Journey For All” in 2018.

Former President Jimmy Carter, 93, sits for an interview about his book “Faith: A Journey For All” in 2018.

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Former President Jimmy Carter suffered a minor pelvic fracture Monday after a fall at his home in Plains, Georgia.

Carter was takento the Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia, for “observation and treatment,”according to the Carter Center, the 39th president’s human rights advocacy organization.

”He is in good spirits and is looking forward to recovering at home,” the organization wrote in a tweet Tuesday.

The incident is the latest in a string of fallsfor Carter, who at 95 is the oldest living former president. After each incident,Carter hasmanaged toreturn to some of his normal routines, such as teaching Sunday school and doing charity work.

While on his way from church to lunch on Oct. 6, Carter fell and hit his forehead “on a sharp edge” at his home. The fall required 14 stitches andleft him with a bruised left eye. Days after the fall, Carter was in Nashville, Tennessee, toassist in building homes for Habitat for Humanity.

The former presidentbroke his hip during a fallat his home in May just prior to a turkey hunting trip. He wasreleased days later, saying at the time he planned to teach Sunday school that weekend.

Carter served as president from 1977 to 1981 and was previously treated for cancer.

In August 2015, he had a small lump removed from his liver. He later revealed that month that he had melanomain his brain and liver. However, Carter announcedin December 2015 after months of treatmentthat his scans showed no more signs of cancer.

Contributing: Rebecca Morin, Jordan Culver and Jessica Bies.

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