Jimmy Carter falls again, gets 14 stitches on forehead and black eye

Jimmy Carter falls again, gets 14 stitches on forehead and black eye


Former US President Jimmy Carter required 14 stitches on his forehead Sunday after he fell at his Georgia home for the second time in six months But he bounced back later in the day – insisting he couldn’t miss an out-of-state charity event Arriving at the Habitat for Humanity event in Nashville, Tennessee, by nightfall, the oldest living president in US history was sporting a black eye, had a puffy face and discoloration in his cheeks, but was ready to start building homes for those in need ‘I had a No. 1 priority, and that was to come to Nashville to build houses,’ he said, reports ABC News Former US President Jimmy Carter required 14 stitches on his forehead Sunday after he fell at his Georgia home for the second time in six months However, the 95-year-old (above), also sporting a black eye, still showed up for a charity event with his wife Rosalynn ‘to build houses’ The 36th president, who celebrated his 95th birthday on Tuesday, arrived at the Habitat for Humanity event in Nashville, Tennessee, sporting a black eye, had a puffy face and discoloration in his cheeks ‘I had a No 1 priority, and that was to come to Nashville to build houses,’ Carter, the oldest president in US history, told the crowd at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium to a standing ovation on Sunday nightThe 36th president, who celebrated his 95th birthday on Tuesday, has suffered several health problems in recent years   In 2015, the Nobel Peace Prize winner was diagnosed with melanoma that had spread to his liver and brain, but he beat the cancer after only six months thanks to radiation and immunotherapy  Then this past May, he fell at his home in Plains, Georgia, while on his way to a turkey hunt   The 36th president, who celebrated his 95th birthday on Tuesday, sent out a statement through his humanitarian organization, the Carter Center, that mentioned the fall, his need for stitches, and that he ‘feels fine’ The spill broke his hip, but the injury didn’t seem to faze the president very much   The Carters, pictured above, have dedicated a week of their time since 1984 to help Habitat for Humanity build homes for those in needInstead, he said his ‘main concern’ was that that turkey season was ending this week and ‘he has not reached his limit’ His humanitarian organization, The Carter Center, tweeted about his latest tumble on Sunday morning  ‘Former US President Jimmy Carter had a fall today at his home in Plains, Georgia, that required stitches above his brow,’ the organization said in the tweet  ‘He said he feels fine and wanted everyone to know that he and Mrs. Carter are eager to be at Habitat for Humanity’s Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project in Nashville, Tennessee, Oct 6-11, starting with the opening ceremony this evening.’ Later, the resilient president offered his own explanation RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next President Jimmy Carter in hospital after falling and Jimmy Carter is still going strong as he becomes the first. Share this article Share ‘First of all, I want to explain my black eye,’ he told the crowd after walking on stage at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium to a standing ovation on Sunday night, reports the Tennessean  Carter, joined by Rosalynn, his wife of 73 years, wore an Atlanta Braves baseball cap on his head Stitches over this left eye were covered by a white bandage.’I got up this morning at home in Plains, getting ready to go to church, ’cause right after that we had a family reunion, and then we were coming to Nashville And I fell down and hit my forehead on a sharp edge, and had to go to the hospital ‘ He insisted a fall and a shiner weren’t going to keep him from making the event   ‘I had a No. 1 priority,’ Carter told the crowd, ‘and that was to come to Nashville to build houses ‘ 

1 thought on “Jimmy Carter falls again, gets 14 stitches on forehead and black eye

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *