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Former President Jimmy Carter Taken to Hospital After Falling at Home

Former President Jimmy Carter was transported to a hospital in Georgia after falling at his house late Oct. 21.

Carter, who recently turned 95, was admitted to the Phoebe Sumter Medical Center for a minor pelvic fracture.

Carter fell down at his house in Plains on Monday evening.

The hospitalization was for “observation and treatment,” according to The Carter Center.

“He is in good spirits and is looking forward to recovering at home,” the 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

Carter fell earlier this month, suffering a black eye and stitches above his brow.

Carter was seen helping build houses with Habitat for Humanity in Nashville just a day after that fall.

Carter also fell in May, breaking a hip. He underwent surgery at the Phoebe Sumter Medical Center.

Former President Jimmy Carter answers questions during a news conference at a Habitat for Humanity project in Nashville, Tenn., on Oct. 7, 2019. (Mark Humphrey/AP Photo)

Despite Fall, Carter Helps Build House

With a bandage above his left eye and a large, red welt below it, Carter was greeted by a cheering crowd on Oct. 7 as he prepared to help build a home with Habitat for Humanity in Nashville.

Carter fell at home on Sunday, requiring 14 stitches, but he did not let his injuries keep him from participating in his 36th building project with the nonprofit Christian housing organization. He turned 95 on Oct. 1, becoming the first U.S. president to reach that milestone.

Before construction began, Carter led a morning devotion for a group of several hundred volunteers.

He walked slowly across the uneven, muddy ground to the stage helped by a cane and several people who were nearby to steady him. Once seRead More – Source

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