Tue. Jan 28th, 2020

Former President Jimmy Carter suffers pelvic fracture after falling in Georgia home

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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 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 tweeted Tuesday.

The incident is the latest in a string of falls for Carter, who at 95 is the oldest living former president. After each accident, Carter has managed to return 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 injury required 14 stitches and left him with a bruised left eye. Days after the fall, Carter was in Nashville, Tennessee, to help build homes for Habitat for Humanity. 

The former president broke his hip when he fell at his home in May just before a turkey hunting trip. He was released days later and said at the time that he planned to teach Sunday school that weekend. 

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.

Carter was president from 1977 to 1981 and has been 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. 

Carter announced in December 2015 after months of treatment that his scans showed no more signs of cancer.

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