Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter 

Former President Jimmy Carter was recovering from surgery after a fall on Monday morning, the Carter Center said.

A Monday afternoon statement said the 94-year-old Democrat fell at his home in Plains, Georgia, on his way to go turkey hunting, and later underwent a successful surgery.

"He is recovering comfortably from surgery to repair a broken hip at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia," the Carter Center said. "His surgeon stated that the surgery was successful. His wife, Rosalynn, is with him."

Tyler Joran, an outdoor guide and avid hunter, posted a photo himself with the former president during a turkey hunt on April 15. He wrote:

"94 years old and still bustin’ beaks! An unforgettable morning in the woods with President Carter at Realtree Farms."

In March, Carter became the oldest-living former president in US history, having survived a bout with cancer in recent years. The Monday statement following the surgery said Carter was still set on hunting next season despite his fall.

"President Carter said his main concern is that turkey season ends this week, and he has not reached his limit," the Carter Center said. "He hopes the State of Georgia will allow him to rollover the unused limit to next year."

The White House said last month that Carter and President Donald Trump spoke by phone for the first time in a conversation the White House said was focused on trade talks with China.