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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has surgery for broken hip

Posted at 4:08 PM, May 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-13 16:08:18-04

ATLANTA — A spokeswoman says former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says he has broken his hip.

Spokeswoman Deanna Congileo said in a statement Monday afternoon that Carter fell at his home in Plains, Georgia, while leaving to go turkey hunting.

She said that Carter underwent surgery at a medical center in Americus, Georgia.

Congileo added that the surgeon said the operation was successful.