“Earlier this evening Mayor Rob Ford admitted himself to hospital after feeling unwell. The Mayor is currently under observation as a precautionary measure and is expected to make a full recovery,” said press secretary George Christopoulos in a statement to the press.
Ford admitted himself into the Humber River Regional Hospital Tuesday evening, which came hours after missing a news conference
relating to Green For Life, a private company collecting trash west of Yonge Street.
According to reports, the mayor will stay a second night for testing for his undisclosed illness.
It was reported
that the mayor’s family, including his mother and brother, Councillor Doug Ford, visited him at around 11 p.m.
This isn’t the first time that the mayor has been hospitalized during his tenure as mayor. Early last year, Ford underwent an operation to remove a kidney stone, which he said at the time “was very painful.” In the summer of 2009, then Etobicoke city councillor had emergency surgery to eradicate a tumor from his appendix.
In a bid to lose weight and encourage the city to shed the extra pounds, the mayor and his brother launched the Cut the Waist Challenge
, an initiative that was ended
prematurely after Ford struggled to lose weight.
If Ford cannot perform his functions as mayor, Deputy Mayor Doug Holyday can temporarily step in for Ford.
More to come...