Earlier this week, former United States President Jimmy Carter suffered a fractured hip. This injury occurred while Carter was heading out to go turkey hunting, according to a statement from The Carter Center. The 94-year-old former president underwent hip surgery at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia. He was released on Thursday morning, May 16.
Carter appears to be in good spirits as his news statement indicates he is disappointed turkey season will end without his having reached his limit. Additionally, the Washington Post reports that Carter is looking forward to teaching Sunday School as planned at his church in Plains, Georgia.
Carter served as the 39th U.S. President from 1977 to 1981. Following his presidency, Carter founded the humanitarian organization The Carter Center. This organization is committed to protecting human rights and relieving human suffering. The Carter family also supports the activities of Habitat for Humanity.
In March of 2019, Jimmy Carter achieved the status of the oldest living former U.S. president.