(CNN) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is withdrawing from a re-election bid in the upcoming mayoral race, according to CNN news partner CBC. The controversial mayor was hospitalized this week after the discovery of an abdominal tumor.
The president of Humber River Hospital said Wednesday that the embattled mayor — just over two months removed from treatment for substance abuse — has been admitted to the hospital, where doctors will try to get “a definitive diagnosis.”
“It is being investigated further and we need to determine exactly what type of tumor it is, and then we can decide on what type of treatment is required,” said Dr. Rueben Devlin, the Toronto hospital’s president.
According to Devlin, Ford has been “complaining of abdominal pains” for over three months that got worse over the last 24 hours. That prompted the mayor to go the hospital, where a CT scan revealed the tumor…
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