Former President Jimmy Carter has broken his hip on the way to a turkey hunt.
The 94-year-old had to undergo surgery after he fell at his home in Georgia last weekend.
But it seems the serious injury was far from the Nobel Peace Prize winner’s mind…
Apparently, Jimmy Carter was more concerned with turkey season ending and “he has not reached his limit.”
A statement from his office said, “He hopes the state of Georgia will allow him to roll over the unused limit to next year.”
I’m glad to hear he’s thinking positively!
Carter revealed that his ‘main concern’ was that turkey season was ending this week and ‘he has not reached his limit’.
Georgia is known as a great place to go if you’re looking for quality Eastern turkey hunting
According to the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division, residents in the state are allow to hunt three ‘gobblers per season’.
Carter’s office said he is now ‘recovering comfortably’ from surgery at the Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia.
‘His surgeon stated that the surgery was successful,’ it added.
In March, 94-year-old Jimmy Carter became the oldest living former U.S. president ever on Friday, surpassing the late president George H.W. Bush who died in November.
Carter still works with the Carter Center, teaches Sunday school classes at Emory University, and helps with Habitat for Humanity builds one week a year, the Carter Center said.
Jimmy Carter was born on October 1st, 1924 in Plains, Georgia. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, graduating in 1946.
Shortly thereafter he married Rosalynn Smith, a fellow native of Plains; the couple would have four children. Carter’s seven-year career in the Navy included five years on submarine duty.
Carter’s political career began in 1963 when he was Georgia’s State Senator. He announced his candidacy for president in 1974.
His speech and his campaign consisted of themes of domestic inequality, optimism, and change. He was in office as sitting president from 1977 to 1981.
In 2015, he was diagnosed with brain cancer and said he prepared for death at that time.
“I thought I only had maybe two weeks to live,” he told USA Today in March last year.
“So I told goodbye to my family and to the Carter Center staff who work with me.”
Carter, a former peanut farmer has long been passionate about hunting and fishing, saying that he has used hunting weapons since he was ‘big enough to carry one’.
He was inducted into the Georgia Hunting and Fishing Hall of Fame in 2016, a year after he beat melanoma skin cancer that had spread to his liver and brain.