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Jimmy Carter has successful surgery after breaking his hip

Posted: 3:03 PM, May 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-13 16:07:53-04
Jimmy Carter has successful surgery after breaking his hip

Former US President Jimmy Carter was hospitalized on Monday following a fall at his home in Georgia, according to a statement by the Carter Center.

Carter, 94, had surgery to repair a broken hip as a result from the fall. He is said to be recovering, the statement read.

Carter was leaving to go turkey hunting on Monday when the fall happened.

Despite his advanced age, Carter has maintained an active schedule. He continues to hold Sunday School in Georgia, and visits Habitat for Humanity projects across the country.

Carter has had some health issues in recent years. In 2015, he had a "small mass" removed from his liver. During his treatment for the liver, he was diagnosed with melanoma on his brain, and would undergo treatment. Just four months later, Carter declared that he was cancer free.

In 2017 while at a Habitat for Humanity project in Canada, Carter was hospitalized for dehydrated while working under the hot sun. Carter was released the next day.

Carter is the oldest living former president.