President Trump Issues Statement After Former President Hospitalized

May 14, 2019May 14, 2019

Former President Jimmy Carter is in need of our prayers after an accident.

According to a statement from the Carter Center, the 39th president is recovering after falling and breaking his hip this morning. He had to have surgery after the accident.

President Trump responded to the accident shortly after it happened. He tweeted his good wishes for the former president, taking a very positive tone. 

He wrote, "Wishing former President Jimmy Carter a speedy recovery from his hip surgery earlier today. He was in such good spirits when we spoke last month - he will be fine!" 

The center said Carter was preparing to go turkey hunting when he fell in his home. It added that he is now "recovering comfortably" after undergoing surgery at the Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia.

The former president isn't alone. His wife, Rosalynn, is with him at the medical center.

"President Carter said his main concern is that turkey season ends this week, and he has not reached his limit," the statement reads. "He hopes the State of Georgia will allow him to rollover the unused limit to next year."

The 94-year-old has had success with hunting. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported last month that Carter had "bagged a large wild turkey" on a recent trip.

The former president was in office from 1977 to 1981 during a turbulent time in America's history. His term saw the escalation of the Cold War, the Iran Hostage Crisis, and the 1979 energy crisis.

Carter was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2015. He announced several months later that a brain scan showed the cancer was gone following treatment.

Please pray for his continued recovery after this injury.

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