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.
Former President Jimmy Carter suffered a minor pelvic fracture Monday after a fall at his home in Plains, Georgia.
Carter was taken to 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 falls for Carter, who at 95 is the oldest living former president. After each incident, Carter has managed to return to some of his normal routines, such as teaching Sunday school and doing charity work.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter had a fall yesterday evening at his home in Plains, Ga. He has been admitted to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center for observation and treatment of a minor pelvic fracture. He is in good spirits and is looking forward to recovering at home.— The Carter Center (@CarterCenter) October 22, 2019
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 and left him with a bruised left eye. Days after the fall, Carter was in Nashville, Tennessee, to assist in building homes for Habitat for Humanity.
The former president broke his hip during a fall at his home in May just prior to a turkey hunting trip. He was released 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 melanoma in his brain and liver. However, Carter announced in December 2015 after months of treatment that his scans showed no more signs of cancer.
Contributing: Rebecca Morin, Jordan Culver and Jessica Bies.
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