Former US President Jimmy Carter Falls at Home in Georgia, Requires 14 Stitches

Former President Carter Falls, Requires Stitches, Days after 95th Birthday

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Former president Jimmy Carter had a black eye and required 14 stitches after he fell early Sunday at his home in Plains, Georgia.

The 39th president turned 95 on Tuesday, becoming the first US president to attain that age.

According to his spokeswoman, Carter sustained a black eye and required stitches above his brow.

The former president appeared on stage later Sunday evening at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville with his wife Rosalynn, 92, to talk to volunteers and supporters of the building project that runs until Friday. While at the event, Carter wore an Atlanta Braves baseball cap. His left eye was swollen and bruised and had a white bandage above his eye.

At the event, Carter told the crowd he had to go to the hospital and get 14 stitches, but his priority No. 1 was to come to Nashville and build houses.

Carter survived a dire cancer diagnosis in 2015 and has had some trouble walking after a hip replacement in May. However, he has been actively involved in humanitarian work.