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Jimmy Carter released from hospital after fall

Jimmy Carter hospitalized after fall
Jimmy Carter hospitalized after fracturing pelvis in a fall 00:25

Former President Jimmy Carter was released Thursday from the hospital after fracturing his pelvis in a fall at his Georgia home earlier this week, the Carter Center announced in a statement.

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

A center spokesperson on Monday described the injury as a "minor pelvic fracture" and said Mr. Carter was in "good spirits."

Mr. Carter, 95, previously fell October 6, just days after his birthday. He ended up with a black eye and needed 14 stitches, but went ahead with plans to attend the opening ceremony for a Habitat for Humanity build in Nashville.

Mr. Carter survived a dire cancer diagnosis in 2015 and surpassed George H.W. Bush as the longest-lived U.S. president in history this spring. He has had some trouble walking after a hip replacement in May, but still regularly teaches Sunday School.

He and his wife Rosalynn, 92, recently became the longest-married presidential couple, surpassing George and Barbara Bush, with more than 73 years of marriage.

Christopher Brito contributed to this report. 

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