Jimmy Carter

Former President Jimmy Carter sits for an interview about his new book "Faith: A Journey For All" which will debut at no. 7 on the NYT best sellers list, pictured before a book signing Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Atlanta.

ATLANTA (AP) — 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.

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