Former President Jimmy Carter was rushed to the hospital after a fall in his home on Monday evening resulted in a fractured pelvis.
Carter Center spokeswoman Deanne Congileo said the former president is in “good spirits” after the minor fracture, as reported by the Associated Press. “He is in good spirits and is looking forward to recovering at home,” Carter Center said in a statement.
Jimmy Carter, who turned 95 years old earlier this month, has fallen several times at his Plains, Georgia home.
“He first fell in the spring and required hip replacement surgery. Carter fell again this month and despite receiving 14 stitches, traveled the next day to Nashville, Tennessee to rally volunteers and help build a Habitat for Humanity home,” the Associated Press reported.
“Carter is the oldest living former president in U.S. history. He and 92-year-old Rosalynn recently became the longest-married first couple, surpassing George and Barbara Bush, with more than 73 years of marriage,” they added.
The Carter Center released a statement with more info about the unfortunate event, “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 former president previously survived liver and brain cancer, announcing his cancer was gone in 2015.
“We’ve cut back in the last few months. I’m 92, he’s 95, and we thought it was time to stop working steadily all day every day,” Rosalynn Carter told reporters few weeks ago. But they still maintain a busy schedule, she said, traveling to Atlanta monthly to spend time at the Carter Center.
“I’ll stop when I have to. But I won’t stop until I have to,” Jimmy Carter told CNN.