Carter was working at a Habitat for Humanity event in Nashville, Tennessee on Monday (October 07) and spoke about the fall, which happened at his home in Georgia on Sunday (October 6).
“I broke my hip a few months ago and I’ve been in rehab since then, and yesterday I fell down and hurt my forehead and got a black eye, but I’m doing well.”
Carter, a Democrat who was governor of Georgia from 1971 to 1975, was elected president in 1976 and served one term in the White House. He was defeated for re-election in 1980 by Republican Ronald Reagan.
He is the longest-living U.S. president, celebrating his 95th birthday last Tuesday (October 1).
(Production: Bob Mezan)