"Former United States President Jimmy Carter had a fall yesterday evening at his home in Plains, Georgia. He has been admitted to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center for observation and treatment of a minor pelvic fracture," announced the Carter Center.
Former President Jimmy Carter has been admitted to the hospital once again after suffering yet another fall at his home in Plains, Georgia, on Monday night. This comes just two weeks after he had a major fall, also at his home, and had to get 14 stitches. He also had a visible black eye but despite this, he was back to building homes with the non-profit organization 'Habitat for Humanity' in 48 hours. A report by CNN states that Carter was admitted to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center for observation, following his recent fall.
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Hang tough, Mr. President. We need a living reminder of what decency in a President can be.
In a statement regarding the incident, Deanna Congileo, director of communications for the Carter Center revealed that the former President was also under treatment for a minor pelvic fracture. "He is in good spirits and is looking forward to recovering at home," said Congileo. The Carter Center confirmed the same in a post uploaded to Twitter on Tuesday, October 22, morning.
Former US President #JimmyCarter Hospitalised With Pelvic Fracture— judy morris (@judymorris3) October 23, 2019
Carter, 95, had recently suffered a broken hip. Unlike most former presidents who pursue fame, fortune and celebrity, Carter devoted his post POTUS life to helping people and doing good. https://t.co/XoHsjWot3X
The establishment announced: Former United States President Jimmy Carter had a fall yesterday evening at his home in Plains, Georgia. 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. This is his second fall in two weeks, and his third fall in the past few months.
Former President Jimmy Carter is in the hospital again after falling and fracturing his pelvis Monday evening at his home in Georgia. https://t.co/TZmfI2Mdfy— NBCWashington (@nbcwashington) October 22, 2019
Carter had to undergo surgery after he fell down and broke his hip right before he was set out to go turkey hunting in May. Hopefully, as The Carter Center explained, the former President will recover quickly and take the rest he really needs so his body can relax. After his previous fall, he said, "I fell down and hit my forehead on a sharp edge and had to go to the hospital. And they took 14 stitches in my forehead and my eye is black, as you've noticed. But I had a number one priority and that was to come to Nashville and build houses."
At 95 years old, Carter is the oldest living former President and he and his wife, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, are the longest-married former Presidential couple. They have been married for 73 years, and they're as strong as ever. Together, they continue their acts of philanthropy through nonprofit and non-governmental organization The Carter Center, which the former head of state founded in 1982 with the intention of "waging peace, fighting disease, and building hope," which is also their official slogan.