Rob Ford admits himself to hospital after ‘feeling unwell’

Jordan Chittley
Daily Brew

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford checked himself into Humber River Regional Hospital after feeling unwell Tuesday night.

"The mayor is currently under observation as a precautionary measure and is expected to make a full recovery," read a statement by press secretary George Christopoulos late Tuesday night.

UPDATE: Ford is said to be "feeling much better" after undergoing a series of tests Wednesday, according to Christopoulos. He was released Thursday afternoon after spending two nights in hospital and receiving treatment for a stomach and throat irritation relating to something he ate. I also aggravated his asthma.

According to the Toronto Star, the reason for the visit is only being described as a stomach ailment and his brother, Coucillor Doug Ford, said he is doing fine.

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This isn't the first time Ford has been admitted to hospital during his time in office. In February 2011, he had to undergo a procedure to break up a kidney stone. He also had surgery 10 years earlier for a kidney stone and in 2009 had emergency surgery to remove a tumour from his appendix.

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The mayor has expressed concerns about his health in the past and earlier this year took on a weight-loss challenge with the goal of losing 50 pounds. During the challenge he shed 17 pounds to weigh-in at 313 pounds.

(CBC photo)