Jimmy Carter has been hospitalized after suffering a “minor pelvic fracture” in a fall at his home in Plains, Georgia, The Carter Center announced Tuesday.
“He has been admitted to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center for observation and treatment of a minor pelvic fracture,” the nonprofit group the former president founded in 1982 said in a tweet.
“He is in good spirits and is looking forward to recovering at home,” it added.
Carter — who celebrated his 95th birthday on Oct. 1 — became the oldest living president in US history earlier this year when he surpassed former President George H.W. Bush at 94 years and 172 days old.
In May, he broke his hip in a fall at his home and later had hip replacement surgery.
Carter also has battled through a variety of ailments, including a 2015 diagnosis of melanoma that spread to his brain and liver.
“I was prepared to go, but things turned out for the better,” he told CBS News after undergoing immunotherapy treatments.
Carter — who’s made a post-White House mark as a human rights activist, author and Sunday School teacher – and his wife Rosalynn also are the longest-married presidential couple.
On Saturday, the pair — who tied the knot in 1945 — surpassed the previous record set by Bush and his wife Barbara.
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