Trump tweets well wishes to Jimmy Carter after hip surgery

Former President Jimmy Carter has Surgery for Broken Hip 14AP

Former US President Jimmy Carter broke his hip in a fall on Monday while leaving his house to go turkey hunting, but was recovering after surgery, the Carter Center said.

Mr. Carter was on his way to a turkey hunt, which is still on his mind, the Carter Center said.

A statement from the Atlanta-based Carter Center said the 94-year-old Carter fell while leaving to go turkey hunting and underwent successful surgery to fix his hip at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus. He hopes the State of Georgia will allow him to rollover his unused limit to next year.

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Former President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter arrive for the Presidential Inauguration of Donald Trump at the US Capitol on January 20, 2017.

In 2015, Mr Carter - who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 - disclosed that cancer that had been found on his liver had also been discovered on his brain.

The 39th president of the United States is now recovering "comfortably" in the hospital alongside his wife, Rosalynn. "I've had thousands of friends, I've had an exciting, adventurous and gratifying existence". He continues to hold Sunday School in Georgia, and visits Habitat for Humanity projects across the country. He and Rosalynn founded the Carter Center in Atlanta in 1982 to focus on global human rights issues. "He was in such good spirits when we spoke last month - he will be fine!"

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