Jimmy Carter hospitalised after another fall

In a photo taken on Feb 3, 2016, former US president Jimmy Carter speaks at the House of Lords in London.
In a photo taken on Feb 3, 2016, former US president Jimmy Carter speaks at the House of Lords in London.PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Former US president Jimmy Carter has been hospitalised for treatment for a "minor pelvis fracture" after a fall at his home in Plains, Georgia, the Carter Centre said on Tuesday (Oct 22).

The 95-year-old suffered the fall - his second this month - on Monday and was admitted to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center "for observation and treatment for a minor pelvic fracture", the centre said on Twitter.

He "is in good spirits and is looking to recovering at home", it said.

Carter, who was president from 1977 to 1981, injured his head on Oct 6 in a fall at his home but turned up the next day to volunteer at a Habitat for Humanity site with a black eye and a bandage covering 14 stitches.