The New York Daily News reports:
Former President Jimmy Carter didn’t let a black eye and 14 stitches stop him from rallying volunteers for a Habitat for Humanity project in Nashville on Sunday.
Carter, who turned 95 last Tuesday, fell earlier Sunday at his home in Plains, Georgia, but still made it to the stage at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville with his 92-year-old wife, Rosalyn, that evening.
Wearing an Atlanta Braves ball cap and his left eye visibly swollen despite a bandage, Carter told the crowd that he had to get stitched up but “I had a No. 1 priority and that was to come to Nashville and build houses.” He is the first president to reach the milestone of living to 95.
Trooper, Former President Jimmy Carter
A rough fall at his Georgia home where he cut his head, got a bad black eye, went to the hospital and got 14 stitches
… could not keep the 95-year-old Navy vet from appearing at a charity concert. https://t.co/YvtR5TOX2y
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) October 7, 2019