Rob Ford has been hospitalized. He is a Canadian politician and businessman and the sixty fourth and current mayor of Toronto, and he has been because of a suspected tumor. On Wednesday, September 9, 2014, according to health officials that he is in the hospital to get confirmed what exactly is going on. It is reportedly and possibly in his abdomen according to health officials.
Dr. Rueben Devlin from Humber Regional Hospital said Ford had been complaining of abdominal pains and that an examination has resulted in a working diagnosis of a tumor.
He said Ford had been suffering from stomach pains for at least three months and they had worsened in the last 24 hours.
“It became unbearable for him,” he said.
Devlin said they need to determine what type of tumor it is by doing a biopsy. He said he could not say how long Ford will be in the hospital.
Devlin said the CT scan is “very definitive for the tumor” but a “definitive diagnosis” is still to come.
The Toronto Sun reported that Ford was hospitalized in 2009 for a tumor on his appendix, leading to its removal along with part of his colon which was also infected.
Councilor Doug Ford, the mayor’s brother and campaign manager, spoke out about his brother saying he seems to be staying positive. He also said that his during breakfast his brother had mentioned her had stomach pain.
“He said his stomach was bothering him. He went to the doctor’s and the doctor sent him over to Humber,” Doug Ford said.
Olivia Chow, who is running tweeted that her thoughts and hopes are with Ford and his family for good news in the days ahead. and John Tory, wished Ford a speedy recovery.
“”My thoughts are with Mayor Ford, Renata, their children and the entire Ford family this evening,” Tory said in a statement.