Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has withdrawn from the mayoral race and his brother, Coun. Doug Ford, is now on the ballot.

The mayor will now run for the council seat of Ward 2 in Etobicoke, the position he held before becoming mayor.

Ford is currently in hospital undergoing tests after a tumour diagnosis. Read his full statement about the election shuffle below.

As many of you know I’ve been dealing with a serious medical issue, the details of which are unknown. But I know that with the love and support of my family, I will get through this.

I want to thank the residents of Toronto for your wishes and prayers and I also want to thank the amazing staff at Humber River Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital for the care and compassion you have shown, not just me, but all the people who come here to get better.

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