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Jimmy Carter Released From Hospital After Fall

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Editor's note: This story was updated Oct. 24 with the news of President Jimmy Carter's release from the hospital.

Oct. 22, 2019 -- Former President Jimmy Carter, 95, has been released from the hospital where he was being treated for a minor pelvis fracture. Carter received the fracture after he fell at his home in Plains, GA.

Carter was released Thursday from Phoebe Sumter Medical Center, according to a news release from the Carter Center.

"He is looking forward to continuing to recuperate at his home in Plains, Georgia, and thanks everyone for their kind well wishes," the release said.

It’s the second fall Carter has had in recent weeks. Earlier in October, he needed 14 stitches above his eye after falling and hitting his head at home. After the fall, Carter went to Nashville to take part in the 36th Carter Work Project with Habitat for Humanity.

He also fell at his home earlier in 2019, breaking his hip.

In 2015, Carter received treatment for liver cancer and melanoma that had spread to his brain.

Carter, known for his humanitarian work, has continued to keep an active schedule.

"We've cut back in the last few months. I'm 92, he's 95, and we thought it was time to stop working steadily all day every day," his wife, Rosalynn Carter, told reporters earlier this month. She said they keep a busy schedule, traveling to Atlanta monthly to spend time at the Carter Center.

"I'll stop when I have to. But I won't stop until I have to," Jimmy Carter told CNN.

WebMD Health News Reviewed by Neha Pathak, MD on October 22, 2019

Sources

News release, Carter Center.

CNN: “Jimmy Carter hospitalized after fall in Georgia home.”

Emory Winship Cancer Institute: “Fmr. President Jimmy Carter.”

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