Ex-US President Jimmy Carter hospitalised

Former President Jimmy Carter, 92, collapsed while working on a Habitat for Humanity house in Winnipeg and was hospitalized, the CBC reported.

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority spokesperson Anne Bennett told CNN Carter was admitted to St. Boniface Hospital.

The former president's motorcade is seen parked outside of St. Boniface General Hospital in Winnipeg.

His medical issue resulted from dehydration, the Carter Center said in a statement.

Carter was in the city for the 34th annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project building 25 new homes in the province as part of 150 being built across the country with Habitat for Humanity. Carter told Habitat officials he is OK, and encouraged volunteers to keep building.

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Former United States President Jimmy Carter speaks at "The Board of Directors of the Canadian American Business Council Presents A Converation With Jimmy Carter and Joe Clark" at The Carter Center on June 15, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Carter's many years of working with the charity is well-known.

Thursday afternoon, a spokesperson for George W. Bush released a statement: "God Bless him, and we hope he is fine". Through his work on global issues, he became widely regarded as a better former president than he was a president, having left office profoundly unpopular.

"Habitat for Humanity is the best way I've found in my life to put my Christian faith into action", President Carter told volunteers Thursday, according to a tweet from Reckford.

  • Adam Floyd