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Jimmy Carter in Hospital After New Fall

Former president, 95, cracked his pelvis
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 22, 2019 7:11 AM CDT
Former President Jimmy Carter walks across a porch at a Habitat for Humanity project on Oct. 7, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn.   (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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(Newser) – Former US president Jimmy Carter has a fractured pelvis but remains in good spirits following his second fall in just over two weeks. The 39th president has been hospitalized after a fall at his home in Plains, Ga., reports the AP. Carter Center spokeswoman Deanne Congileo described the fracture as minor. Her statement said the 95-year-old is in good spirits at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center and is looking forward to recovering at home.

This is the third time Carter has fallen in recent months. He first fell in the spring and required hip replacement surgery. Carter fell again this month and despite receiving 14 stitches, traveled the next day to Nashville, Tenn., to rally volunteers and help build a Habitat for Humanity home. Carter is the oldest living former president in US history. He and 92-year-old Rosalynn recently became the longest married first couple, surpassing George and Barbara Bush, with more than 73 years of marriage. (Read more Jimmy Carter stories.)

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