Jimmy Carter hospitalized with pelvic fracture after suffering second fall in two weeks

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Former President Jimmy Carter is in the hospital again after falling and fracturing his pelvis Monday evening at his home in Plains, Georgia.

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, Tennessee to rally volunteers and help build a Habitat for Humanity home.

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

Carter also fell in May while leaving his house to go turkey hunting. That accident required hip replacement surgery, though the Carter Center said at the time that the low-key former president’s “main concern is that turkey season ends this week, and he has not reached his limit.”

Carter has celebrated multiple record-breaking milestones in recent years: The 40th anniversary of his inauguration was in 2017; he joined George H.W. Bush as the only other president to reach the age of 94; and in March, at 94 years and 172 days, he became the longest-living former president in U.S. history.

Last week, Carter reached yet another milestone: the longest presidential marriage.

Years earlier, Carter thought he was nearing death, after doctors discovered a form of melanoma that spread to his brain.

“I just thought I had a few weeks left, but I was surprisingly at ease. I’ve had an exciting and adventurous and gratifying existence.”

Carter said at a news conference in 2015.

He received his first radiation treatment at 90. Four months later, he was – remarkably – cancer-free.

Sources: aol.com, washingtonpost.com