Jimmy Carter released from hospital

Former President Jimmy Carter was released from the hospital Wednesday after being treated for a urinary tract infection. 

“Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was discharged from Phoebe Sumter Medical Center this afternoon, where he was treated for a urinary tract infection,” The Carter Center said in a statement. “He said he looks forward to further rest and recovery at home in Plains, Georgia. He and Mrs. Carter wish everyone peace and joy this holiday season.”

Carter was first taken to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Ga. on Monday, the latest in a string of hospital visits.

Carter, the longest-living former president, has been admitted to the hospital several times in recent months, undergoing a successful surgery in November to relieve pressure in his brain after a fall.

The former president also fractured his pelvis after a fall in October and received stitches above his brow after another fall at home.

Carter remains active despite the injuries, teaching Sunday school and volunteering for Habitat for Humanity.

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