Jimmy Carter is celebrating his 95th birthday, becoming the first U.S. president to reach that milestone. (Oct. 1)
Former President Jimmy Carter suffered a fall at his Georgia home on Sunday and needed stitches “above his brow,” according to the Carter Center.
The Carter Center tweeted that Carter said “he feels fine and wanted everyone to know he and Mrs. Carter are eager to be at Habitat for Humanity’s Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project in Nashville, Tennessee.”
Carter fell at his home in Plains, Georgia, earlier this year ahead of a turkey hunt. He underwent hip replacement surgery after the May incident. Two days after Carter’s fall, his wife, Rosalynn, “felt faint” and was admitted to the Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Georgia, according to The Carter Center.
Carter survived a bout with brain cancer in 2015.
“I thought I only had maybe two weeks to live,” he told USA TODAY in March 2018. “So I told goodbye to my family and to the Carter Center staff who work with me.”
Carter, the oldest living former U.S. president, celebrated his 95th birthday on Tuesday. He served as the 39th president from 1977 until 1981.
Contributing: Ryan Miller and Sean Rossman, USA TODAY.
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