Jimmy Carter returns home after hip surgery 'to teach Sunday school and shoot turkeys'

Mr Carter had said that he hoped his turkey season limit could be extended until next year after he broke his hip this week

Clark Mindock
New York
Thursday 16 May 2019 17:39

Jimmy Carter has returned home following a successful hip replacement surgery, and he reportedly plans on returning to his old ways and teaching Sunday school once again.

The 39th US president was released from Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Georgia on Thursday, following an unexpected procedure following a fall at his home on Monday.

And it’s not just Sunday school Mr Carter plans on returning to — he has also expressed hope that he could roll over his turkey hunting limit to next year (the state of Georgia has declined the request).

Mr Carter, 94, left the hospital with his wife Rosalynn Carter, who had also been admitted after falling faint.

“Both President and Mrs Carter extend their thanks to the many people who sent well wishes the past few days,” a statement from the Carter Centre said.

An earlier statement read: "Turkey season ends this week, and he has not reached his limit. He hopes the state of Georgia will allow him to rollover the unused limit to next year."

Mr Carter served as president from 1977 until 1981, and is the oldest former living president.

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He has faced health issues in the past, too, with a cancer diagnosis in 2015. He has since been in remission.

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