Jimmy Carter hospitalized after collapsing from dehydration

Former president Jimmy Carter, 92, 'taken offsite for observation' after he collapses from dehydration while working with Habitat for Humanity

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter collapsed Thursday while at a Habitat for Humanity build site in Canada.

A subsequent statement from the Carter Center echoed the spokesman's remarks.

"He's asked us to continue with our day", said Jonathan Reckford, CEO for Habitat for Humanity International.

President Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, are longtime supporters of Habitat for Humanity and are helping the not-for-profit organization with a build in Winnipeg. He had been working on a building project with Habitat for Humanity, a charitable organisation promoting affordable home ownership. Carter is headed to Winnipeg's St. Boniface Hospital.

Jimmy Carter says he is "okay" after being hospitalized for dehydration Thursday, according to Habitat for Humanity.

President Carter has been working hard all week.

Carter, a Democrat who served in the White House from January 1977 to January 1981, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for his humanitarian work. He was dehydrated working in the hot sun and has been taken offsite for observation.

Roughly 18 months ago, Carter announced that he was free of cancer, a melanoma that had spread as far as his liver and brain.

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

Carter is not the oldest living American president, although he's close.

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