Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter released from hospital after surgery

WASHINGTON, May 16 (Xinhua) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was released from hospital Thursday after receiving a surgery on a broken hip earlier this week.

“President Carter was released from Phoebe Sumter Medical Center today and will continue to recuperate at home,” according to a statement issued by The Carter Center, a non-profit organization that the former president founded in 1982.

“He will undergo physical therapy, as part of his recovery from hip replacement surgery,” the statement said.

It added that Carter’s wife, Rosalynn, felt faint and was admitted overnight to the hospital for observation and testing before leaving the hospital with the her husband Thursday morning.

Carter, 94, fell and broke his hip at his home in Plains, southeastern state of Georgia, Monday morning, while leaving to go turkey hunting.

The longest-living U.S. president, Carter served for one term between 1977 and 1981, overseeing the normalization of diplomatic ties between the United States and China 40 years ago.

The Georgia 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.


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