Former President Jimmy Carter on Monday evening was hospitalized after a fall at his Plains, Georgia, home.
Carter, 95, is receiving treatment at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center for a minor pelvic fracture.
The former president is in “good spirits and is looking forward to recovering at home,” the Carter Center said in a statement.
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
This is the third time Carter has fallen in recent months. 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.
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.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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