Former President Jimmy Carter hospitalized with pelvic fracture after falling at home

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Former President Jimmy Carter hospitalized with pelvic fracture after falling at home

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has been hospitalized after falling at his Georgia home on Monday evening, according to a spokesperson.

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Former president Jimmy Carter prior to the game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Cincinnati Bengals, Sept. 30, 2018.

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The Carter Center, which the former head of state founded in 1982, posted a statement via Twitter on Tuesday morning, saying Carter had been admitted to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia, “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 tweeted.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 fall for the nation’s 39th president in recent months. Carter, 95, had to get stitches above his brow after falling at his ranch house in rural Plains, Georgia, earlier this month. And in May, he underwent surgery after falling and breaking his hip while he was leaving to go turkey hunting.

Carter is the oldest living former president in U.S. history. He and his wife, Rosalynn, have been married for more than 73 years, making them the longest-married presidential couple.

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