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Jimmy Carter was hospitalized after fracturing his pelvis from a fall. This is the former president’s second fall in the month of October. USA TODAY

Former President Jimmy Carter has been released from a Georgia hospital following a fall that resulted in a pelvic fracture, the Carter Center said in a statement Thursday. 

“Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has been released from Phoebe Sumter Medical Center,” stated a tweet from the Carter Center, the 39th president’s namesake human rights advocacy organization. “He is looking forward to continuing to recuperate at his home in Plains, Georgia, and thanks everyone for their kind well wishes.”

Carter, who at 95 is the oldest living former president, fell at his home in Plains, Ga., on Monday, suffering a pelvic fracture. He has suffered several other falls in recent years but has been able to return to his normal activities like volunteering for Habitat for Humanity and teaching Sunday school

Carter was president from 1977 to 1981 and has been treated for cancer. In August 2015, he had a small lump removed from his liver. He later revealed that month that he had melanoma in his brain and liver. 

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Carter announced in December 2015 after months of treatment that his scans showed no more signs of cancer.

Contributing: Sean Rossman

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