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Tuesday 15 October 2019

Former US president Jimmy Carter out of hospital after hip surgery

His wife, former first lady Rosalynn Carter, has also been discharged after being treated for feeling faint.

Former US president Jimmy Carter (John Bazemore/AP)
Former US president Jimmy Carter (John Bazemore/AP)

By Associated Press Reporter

Former US president Jimmy Carter has been released from a hospital after hip replacement surgery.

A spokeswoman for Mr Carter said former first lady Rosalynn Carter also was taken to hospital on Wednesday in Americus, Georgia after feeling faint but was discharged on Thursday along with her husband.

The 94-year-old former president injured his hip earlier this week when he fell at his home before a planned turkey hunt.

He and the 91-year-old former first lady will continue recuperating at home.

The former president also will undergo physical therapy.

Jimmy Carter plans to teach Sunday School this weekend at Maranatha Baptist Church in his hometown of Plains.

Earlier this year, Mr Carter became the longest-lived president in US history.

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