Former President Jimmy Carter Recovers from Surgery after Fall
Jimmy Carter, the 94-year-old former President of the United States, underwent surgery for a broken hip after falling at his Georgia home.
A statement issued by the Carter Center said the former president was leaving to go turkey hunting. His recovering is not his main concern:
"President Carter said his main concern is that turkey season ends this week, and he has not reached his limit."
Pres Jimmy Carter fell at his GA home this morning & broke his hip; the 94 year old is "recovering comfortably" from successful surgery, according to the Carter Center. He fell as he was leaving to go turkey hunting; statement says his main concern is turkey season isn't over— Judy Woodruff (@JudyWoodruff) May 13, 2019
Carter is recovering at this home in Georgia and hopes that the State of Georgia will "allow him to roll over the unused limit to next year.
He was treated at a nearby hospital, and the former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, Carter's wife of 73 years, was at his side.
Our best wishes to President Carter for a speedy recovery. Thoughts and prayers. pic.twitter.com/EhtQ4lQKZo— Jimmy Carter Presidential Library (@CarterLibrary) May 13, 2019
Carter served as the 39th President and served from 1977 until 1981. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for his work in co-founding the Carter Center.
The Center was founded in 1982. It's a not-for-profit organization with a focus on human rights, conflict resolution, public health, and mental health.