Jimmy Carter released from hospital after hip surgery

Jimmy Carter broke his hip earlier this week while preparing for a turkey-hunting trip

Jimmy Carter broke his hip earlier this week while preparing for a turkey-hunting trip

Carter, 94, who served from 1977 to 1981 as the 39th U.S. president, broke his hip while leaving his home in the southern state of Georgia on Monday to go turkey hunting.

Doctors released former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter from a Georgia hospital Thursday, his non-profit organization said.

The Carter Center said he plans to teach Sunday school this weekend at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains.

A spokeswoman for Carter says former first lady Rosalynn Carter also was hospitalized Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Americus after feeling faint but was discharged Thursday, May 16 along with her husband.

"(She) felt faint and was admitted overnight to the hospital for observation and testing.

The Carter Center announced that the 39th president left the hospital and will begin physical therapy. His Sunday school lessons often draw lines, and he teaches whenever he can. She left the hospital with President Carter this morning.

The Carters extended their thanks "to the many people who sent their well wishes" this week, which included a tweet from Trump himself.

Carter is the longest-retired president in US history, and in 2017 became the first president to live to the 40th anniversary of his inauguration.

Carter, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for his humanitarian work, has lived longer after leaving the White House than any former president in USA history.