Former President Jimmy Carter hospitalized after breaking hip in fall

May 14, 2019 by Jerry McCormick

Former President Jimmy Carter may be 94-years-old, but he still lives quite an active life.

But while heading out for a turkey hunt at his Plains, Georgia home, Carter reportedly took a bad fall and broke his hip.

The surgery to repair the hip reportedly went fine and he is expected to make a full recovery.

Humor in Tragedy

As the oldest living former president, all ears perk up when they hear something regarding Carter’s health.

Obviously, at that age, any type of injury is serious, but Carter tried to make light of it as much as possible.

Rather than discuss the fall or the surgery, Carter seemed to be more interested in letting everyone know he may miss his annual limit on turkeys this year.

You see, turkey season is ending this week and Carter has yet to get the limit of three. Due to his injury, Carter stated that he hoped the state of Georgia will see fit to add to his limit next hunting season.

Hunting enthusiast

Oddly enough, the accident happened only a month after the former president was featured on a prominent hunting show on the Outdoor Channel.

Carter, who has long been a hunting enthusiast, teamed up with Tyler Jordan from “Realtree Outdoors.”

In 2009, the former president did an op-ed in The New York Times and revealed that he owned “two handguns, four shotguns, and three rifles, two with scopes.”

He further stated, “We cherish the right to own a gun and some of my hunting companions like to collect rare weapons.”

Rest up and get well soon Mr. Carter.  

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