Former US President Jimmy Carter, 95, fell at his home in Plains, Georgia, but is “healthy” and able to attend the Habitat for Humanity event in Nashville, Tennessee, held this morning in the US.
It caused Carter to stitch some needles above his brow, spokeswoman Deanna Congileo said in an email to reporters.
“Carter was fine and wanted everyone to know they were looking forward to attending the Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter Project, Habitat for Humanity in Nashville, Tennessee”, Congileo said.
Carter, a Democrat who served as Georgia governor from 1971 to 1975, was elected president in 1976 and served a term in the White House.
He lost for re-election in 1980 to former President Ronald Reagan.
Since leaving office, Carter has received international acclaim for his humanitarian work.
Jimmy Carter was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.