PLAINS, GA—Former President of the United States and philanthropist, Jimmy Carter, 95, was hospitalized after he fell in his home in Plains, Georgia on Monday, October 21, per the Carter Center.
The 39th President of the United States was at his home when he fell and fractured his pelvis, resulting in him being transported to the Phoebe Sumter Medical Center for treatment and observation. The Carter Center said in an announcement Tuesday, October 22, that Carter is in good spirits and is looking forward to recovering at home.
Carter served as the Governor of Georgia from 1971 to 1975. After his time as POTUS, he was awarded the Noble Peace Prize in 2002 for his work in co-founding the Carter Center, whose goal is to advance human rights and alleviate human suffering, including helping improve the quality of life for people in more than 80 countries. The Carter Center has various projects including mediating conflicts between warring states, among other things. It also leads disease eradication efforts, spearheading the campaign to eradicate Guinea Worm Disease, and controlling and treating diseases and illnesses such as malaria through awareness campaigns.
Carter served in the United States Navy from 1943-1953 and later as a Reserve from 1953-1961 after his father died in 1953. During his time as a Reserve, Carter returned home to Georgia to take over his family’s peanut-growing business.
This is the third time Carter has fallen in recent months. He first fell in the spring and required hip replacement surgery. He fell again on October 6. That fall required 14 stitches, which the former POTUS handled well and traveled, on the same day, to Nashville, Tennessee to help build a Habitat for Humanity home.
The former president is the survivor of brain cancer after being diagnosed in 2015. He is the oldest living former president in U.S. history. He and his 92 year old wife, Rosalynn Carter, are considered the longest married First Couple. They have been married for a total of 73 years.