Twitter and other social media channels lit up with concern for former President Jimmy Carter Tuesday morning following reports that the 95-year-old took a tumble at his home in Plains, Georgia, for the second time in a month.
Officials told local media outlets that Carter was hospitalized with a minor pelvic fracture but remained “in good spirits” and was “looking forward to recovering at home.”
Carter fell in his home two weeks ago while getting ready for church, a spill that required 14 stitches above his brow and left him with a nasty black eye. Despite the injury, he took off that afternoon for Nashville to kick off another of the Habitat for Humanity projects he has become famous for since leaving office.
Carter jumped to the top of Twitter’s trending topics on Tuesday morning following the news. Most of the reaction was laudatory and filled with the usual well-wishes and pleas for a speedy recovery.
Online pundits noted that Carter is the oldest living former American president and that he and his wife, Rosalynn, have been married for 73 years, another record.
More partisan observers on the right side of the spectrum, however, seemed less concerned about the Democrat’s condition.
Carter, who has remained relatively quiet about the current state of American politics, raised eyebrows earlier this year when he suggested that President Donald Trump is an illegitimate president and would not likely be in office had the Russians not interfered in the 2016 elections.