WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter was released from a Georgia hospital on Wednesday after being treated for a urinary tract infection, the latest of a string of health issues that he has endured in recent months.
Mr. Carter, 95, who became the longest-living president in American history in March, was discharged from Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Ga., his office said in a statement.
“He said he looks forward to further rest and recovery at home in Plains, Georgia,” Deanna Congileo, his spokeswoman, said in the statement. “He and Mrs. Carter wish everyone peace and joy this holiday season.”
Mr. Carter was hospitalized over the weekend for the infection but his office gave few details. He has fallen and sustained serious injuries three times in the past seven months, at one point breaking a hip, at another point breaking his pelvis. He was hospitalized for more than two weeks last month after undergoing surgery to relieve pressure on his brain caused by the falls.
Mr. Carter served as the 39th president from 1977 to 1981 and left office after losing re-election to Ronald Reagan amid economic and foreign policy troubles. He has used his time since the White House to promote a variety of causes, including conflict resolution, eradication of certain diseases and other humanitarian goals. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.