14, (Xinhua/GNA) - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is recovering from
surgery after breaking hip at his home in Plains, southeastern state of
fell while leaving to go turkey hunting Monday morning, according to a
statement issued by The Carter Center, a non-profit organization that the
former president founded in 1982.
"recovering comfortable form surgery to repair a broken hip" at
Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia, said the statement.
stated that the surgery was successful. “His wife Rosalynn, is with him."
Carter said his main concern is that turkey season ends this week, and he has
not reached his limit. He hopes the State of Georgia will allow him to rollover
the unused limit to next year," the statement added.
President Donald Trump wished Carter a "speedy recovery." "Wishing former President Jimmy Carter
a speedy recovery from his hip surgery earlier today,"
on Monday afternoon. "He was in such good spirits when we spoke last month
- he will be fine!" Carter, who served for one term between 1977 and 1981,
became the longest-living U.S. president in March.
He oversaw the
normalization of diplomatic ties between the United States and China 40 years
Democrat was diagnosed in 2015 with melanoma of brain and liver. He said months
later that an MRI scan showed that his cancer was gone after treatment.