The Former US President Is Hospitalized Jimmy Carter After a Fall At His Home In Georgia

(CNN) – Former President Jimmy Carter was admitted to the hospital after falling at his home in Plains, Georgia, Monday night.

Carter was admitted to the Phoebe Sumter Medical Center for observation and treatment of a minor pelvic fracture, said Deanna Congileo, director of communications for the Carter Center, in a statement Tuesday.

"He is in a good mood and hopes to recover at home," Congileo said.


Carter, who turned 95 earlier this month, fell into his home two weeks ago. While preparing for the church, Carter fell and hit his head, requiring 14 stitches on his forehead.

That afternoon, Carter traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, where he initiated the 36th Carter Work Project with Habitat for Humanity.

“I fell and hit my forehead with a sharp edge and I had to go to the hospital. They took 14 stitches on my forehead and my eye is black, as you may have noticed. But it had a number one priority and that was to come to Nashville and build houses, ”he told a crowd that night.

During construction, Carter focused on his work, agilely building corbels, a wooden support structure, under a tent in an empty lot next to his wife, former first lady Rosalynn Carter.

The former president, who was walking with a cane, fell while working on the brackets, and was helped by Secret Service agents on the site. After standing for almost an hour, he sat down and continued his work.

The former president survived brain and liver cancer, and announced that his cancer had disappeared in 2015.

“We have slowed our pace in recent months. I'm 92 years old, he's 95, and we thought it was time to stop working constantly all day every day, ”Rosalynn Carter told reporters earlier this month. But they still keep a busy schedule, he said, traveling monthly to Atlanta to spend time at the Carter Center.

“I will stop when necessary. But I won't do it until it's necessary, ”Jimmy Carter told CNN.