President Carter Breaks Hip, Undergoes Surgery

President Jimmy Carter / Facebook

The oldest living former president needs our prayers.

Jimmy Carter, who was the 39th president of the United States, became the oldest living president in U.S. history on March 22, 2019 at 94 years and 172 days old. President George H.W. Bush previously held that title until he passed away in November 2018 at 94 years and 171 days old.

It was revealed on Monday (May 13) that President Carter fell down in his Plains, Georgia home and broke his hip, requiring surgery at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center nearby.

The New York Times received a statement from Carter’s press secretary, which explained that the operation was quite successful and that he was leaving his house to go turkey hunting when he fell down.

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

According to Georgia Department of Natural Resources, turkey season runs from March 23 through May 15, and the limit for each hunter is three per season. It is unknown how many birds Carter has bagged this season, though he was pictured with one on April 15.

Tyler Jordan of Realtree Outdoors posted the photo using the caption, “94 years old and still bustin’ beaks! An unforgettable morning in the woods with President Carter at Realtree Farms.”


Monday afternoon (May 13), President Trump tweeted, “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!

If history is any indication of how Carter will recover, President Trump is right – he will be fine!

In 2015, he announced cancer had been found in his brain, but just months later, he was cancer free. In July 2017 – at 92 years old we might add – Carter was cutting wood for a project with Habitat for Humanity and collapsed. He was treated at a local hospital for dehydration and recovered quickly.

We are sending president Carter our prayers for a speedy recovery!

Take a listen to the Blue Mountain song, which is an ode to 39, called “Jimmy Carter.”