Former US President Jimmy Carter Hospitalized After Falling And Breaking Hip While Getting Ready To Go Turkey Hunting

News by Joey Jordan Published on 14 May,2019

Former President Jimmy Carter Suffered Broken Hip After Falling In His Home

  • Jimmy Carter, the former American president fell in his home and had a broken hip.
  • He was preparing to go turkey hunting while he fell.
  • He was taken to the Phoebe Sumter Medical Center, Georgia where he underwent surgery and has been recovering there.
  • President Donald Trump wished Carter a speedy recovery in a tweet on Monday evening.

Former president Jimmy Carter was hospitalized after he fell and broke his hip bone Monday, 13th May. The Carter Center reported the former president is recovering at the Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Georgia.

The center revealed Carter fell in his home while he was preparing to go turkey hunting. He underwent a surgery after he was hospitalized Monday afternoon. The statement from the Center read:

He is recovering comfortably from surgery to repair a broken hip at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia. His surgeon stated that the surgery was successful. His wife, Rosalynn, is with him.

Carter, who became the oldest living former president in the US history this March, is passionate about hunting and loves going on hunting turkey every season.

CAPTION: Former president Jimmy Carter suffered broken hip after falling at his home SOURCE: Time Magazine

The statement after Carter's surgery revealed Carter was still set on hunting next season despite his fall. The Center said,

President Carter said his main concern is that turkey season ends this week, and he has not reached his limit. He hopes the State of Georgia will allow him to roll over the unused limit to next year.

President Donald Trump took to his Twitter later Monday wishing Carter well. He wrote, "Wishing former President Jimmy Carter a speedy recovery from his hip surgery" in his tweet.