Published: Tue, May 14, 2019
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Former President Jimmy Carter Has Surgery for Broken Hip

Former President Jimmy Carter Has Surgery for Broken Hip

Former President Jimmy Carter is recovering "comfortably" from surgery after he fell and broke his hip at his Georgia home, his nonprofit said Monday.

According to a statement issued from the Carter Center, the former president was getting ready to go turkey hunting, something he is known to frequently do, when he suffered a fall.

A statement from the Atlanta-based Carter Center said the 94-year-old Carter fell while leaving to go turkey hunting and underwent successful surgery to fix his hip at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus.

Congileo added that the surgeon said the operation was successful.


Former President Jimmy Carter holds hands with his wife, former first lady Rosalynn Carter, as they work with other volunteers at a work project with Habitat for Humanity, Aug. 27, 2018, in Mishawaka, Ind.

Carter disclosed in 2015 that cancer that had been discovered on his liver and had also been found on his brain. "I've got thousands of friends and I've had an exciting and adventurous and gratifying existence".

In March, Carter surpassed George H.W. Bush as the longest-living president in US history. "He was in such good spirits when we spoke last month - he will be fine!"

Carter, a Democrat who served as Georgia's governor beginning in 1971, was elected president in November 1976, narrowly defeating Republican incumbent Gerald R. Ford, the former congressman who served out the end of Richard Nixon's term.

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