Former US president Jimmy Carter released from Canada hospital

The ex-president, 92, suffered the brief health scare while helping to build a house at a Habitat for Humanity construction site.

Published: 14th July 2017 09:21 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th July 2017 09:21 PM   |  A+A-

Carter has been treated for dehydration while volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in Winnipeg. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

By AFP

MONTREAL: Former US president Jimmy Carter was released from a hospital in Canada Friday after being treated for dehydration while working on a charity construction project, the Carter Center said.

The ex-president, 92, suffered the brief health scare Thursday while helping to build a house at a Habitat for Humanity construction site.

Carter returned to the site Friday, the Carter Center said.

"He and Mrs. Carter extend their appreciation for the many well-wishes he received worldwide," the center said.

Carter, who served from 1977 to 1981 as the 39th US president, has been in remission from cancer since undergoing surgery in 2015 to remove a small mass on his liver.

He and his wife Rosalynn were in Canada this week working with Habitat for Humanity to help build 150 homes in honor of the country's 150th anniversary, with a focus on Edmonton and Winnipeg provinces.

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