While leaving for one his hunting trips, the former U.S. President fell and broke his hip. He is the oldest living President of the United States.
Jimmy Carter the former President of the United States suffered an injury after he accidentally slipped and fell in his home on Monday. According to his Spokeswoman, he is "recovering comfortably" prior to a successful surgery carried out to fix his broken hip reports PEOPLE. Jimmy Earl Carter who served as the 39th U.S. President, slipped while he was leaving his home in Plains, Georgia, to go turkey hunting.
The by far oldest living U.S. president was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital in Americus. His surgery was performed in there and his wife, Former Lady Rosalynn Carter, 73 was beside him at all times. The broken hip didn't seem to bother the 39th U.S. President as much as the thought of missing out on his Turkey season. His spokeswoman, Deanna Congileo, gives us an insight about his concerns as she said, "President Carter said his main concern is that turkey season ends this week, and he has not reached his limit."
She further added, "He hopes the State of Georgia will allow him to roll over the unused limit to next year." The 94-year-old former President is known for his avid hunts. Recently, reports had surfaced about Carter joining forces with the Jordan family, who took him to the Realtree Farms in Columbus. Tyler's father Bill Jordan is the founder of Realtree, which initially was a camouflage clothing store. Currently, they seem to have a variety of items up for sale from camo outfits to comforters.
It was just last month that Tyler Jordan had uploaded a picture on his Instagram account appreciating the ex-president for his bagging a huge wild turkey. Along with the picture, he posted the caption: "94 years old and still bustin’ beaks! An unforgettable morning in the woods with President Carter at Realtree Farms 🇺🇸." This wasn't the first time that Carter had brought home the price of his hunting expertise. A 2017 Facebook post reveals how Carter carried home a turkey back from one of his hunting trips.
He was named as the fifth greatest hunting president by Outdoorhub. In an op-ed to the New York Times in 2000, Carter wrote: I have used weapons since I was big enough to carry one, and now own two handguns, four shotguns, and three rifles, two with scopes. Further describing the safety measures undertaken by him he wrote: I have used weapons since I was big enough to carry one, and now own two handguns, four shotguns, and three rifles, two with scopes.
One of them is a superb craftsman who makes muzzle-loading rifles, one of which I displayed for four years in my private White House office, he continues. This obsession with hunting is not something new as a report published by Charles Mohr for The Times in 1977 said, "President Carter, home for the holidays, visited with friends and relatives in this little south Georgia village today, answered a few questions from reporters, bought a hunting license and took off into the countryside to do some quail shooting."
Carter has a list of 29 books in his name which has penned down explaining appreciating his love for the outdoors. In his books Outdoor Journal and Sharing Good Time he explains how positively his love for fishing and hunting has affected his life. The 94-year-old was also graced with a Nobel Peace Prize, years after he left the presidential office. Since then he has come a long way after overcoming health issues like liver and brain cancer in 2015.
During an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution while he was suffering from cancer he just had one message. It was "one of hope and acceptance. Hope for the best, accept what comes." He further added that he was thankful and blessed like any other human being. It's amazing to see how this enthusiastic hunter can still surprise us at the age of 94.