Jimmy Carter Breaks Hip in Fall

Jimmy Carter Breaks Hip in Fall

Former US President Jimmy Carter broke his hip in a fall on Monday while leaving his house to go turkey hunting, but was recovering after surgery, the Carter Center said.

The doctor who performed the surgery at the Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia, said the procedure was successful, according to the statement.

He is hopeful the state will allow him to roll over the unused limit to next season.

In 2017, the 94-year-old former president was treated for dehydration while building houses in Winnipeg, Canada, for Habitat for Humanity. He disclosed in August 2015 that he had been diagnosed with a form of skin cancer called melanoma.

He received his first radiation treatment at age 90, and four months later, he was - remarkably - cancer free.

At the time, he said: "I've had a wonderful life". "I've had an exciting and adventurous and gratifying existence".

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The Carter Center said the former president was disappointed to suffer a broken bone during the week that turkey hunting season closes.

The center has monitored elections around the world and worked to resolve conflicts and eradicate disease, including guinea worm.

Carter has lived longer after leaving the White House than any former president in USA history.

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Carter also continues to teach Sunday school lessons Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains.

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