Jimmy Carter Has Been Hospitalized After Another Medical Setback

In Plains, Georgia, Former President Jimmy Carter had another fall at his home. He fractured his pelvis and went to the hospital for observation and treatment. This was reported by a spokeswoman on Tuesday.

Spokeswoman for Carter Center Deanna Congileo called his fracture minor. In her statement, she said that Carter, who had just turned 95 earlier this month, was at the Phoebe Sumter Medical Center after he fell on Monday evening. He looks forward to recovering at home and is in good spirits.

Recently, this is the third time Carter has fallen. The first time he well was during the spring. This required hip replacement surgery. On Oct. 6, while getting ready for church, he fell again, hit his head, and received 14 stitches above his brow. Despite this, on the same day, he traveled to Nashville, Tennessee in order to rally volunteers and kick off the Carter Work Project with the Habitat for Humanity.

That evening, he told the audience that “I fell down and hit my forehead on a sharp edge and had to go to the hospital. And they took 14 stitches in my forehead and my eye is black, as you've noticed. But I had a number one priority and that was to come to Nashville and build houses.”

In U.S. history, Carter is the oldest living former president. Carter and his wife, 92-year-old Rosalynn are the longest married first couple. They have surpassed Barbara and George Bush wit their marriage that has lasted for more than 73 years.

In 2015, the 39th president was diagnosed with dire cancer and survived. Last month, he matter-of-factly announced to an audience that he might be giving his last annual Carter Center address. Despite all this, he expresses his hope for the center to be a stronger advocate against armed conflicts and “wars by the United States.”

He said “I just want to keep the whole world at peace.”

Sources: AP News / Photo Credit: CBS News