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Rob Ford in hospital with tumor

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 01:19

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is hospitalized with a tumor, after complaining of abdominal pains for at least three months, according to Humber River Hospital president. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has been admitted to Humber River Hospital and diagnosed with a tumor, officials said Wednesday (September 10). Ford, who gained international notoriety after a well-publicized battle with addiction, went to the hospital complaining of abdominal pains that had plagued him for three months but had worsened in recent hours, Humber River hospital said in a statement. "Examination and investigation has resulted in a working diagnosis of a tumor," said Dr. Rueben Devlin, the hospital's president. "The mayor has been admitted to allow for further investigation to obtain a definitive diagnosis." "It wasn't a small tumor, but the size is not as relevant as what it is... What we really need is a biopsy..." Devlin said. Ford became famous globally after admitting in November that he had smoked crack while in a "drunken stupor." He entered a rehabilitation facility in May. Throughout the ensuing controversy, he said he would stand for re-election and has campaigned energetically.

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Rob Ford in hospital with tumor

Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 01:19