Jimmy Carter Released From Hospital After Fracturing Pelvis

Oct 24, 2019

Former President Jimmy Carter is out of the hospital where he was treated after fracturing his pelvis in a recent fall.

In a press release, Carter Center spokeswoman Deanna Congileo said the former president had been released from Phoebe Sumter Medical Center and was recovering at his home in Plains.

The 95-year-old fell Monday evening at his home.

Congileo had said in an earlier statement that his fracture was minor, and he was in good spirits at the hospital and looking forward to recovering at home.

It was the third time Carter fell in recent months.

A fall in the spring required hip replacement surgery. Carter fell again Oct. 6. Despite receiving 14 stitches, traveled the same day to a Habitat for Humanity build in Tennessee.

Carter is the oldest living former president in U.S. history.

He and 92-year-old wife Rosalynn recently became the longest married first couple, surpassing George and Barbara Bush, with more than 73 years of marriage.