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).
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.