Rob Ford in hospital with kidney stones

Mayor's staff assures the public that he's fine and still 'doing what people elected him to do'

Mayor Rob Ford is in a Toronto-area hospital receiving treatment for kidney stones, his press secretary Adrienne Batra confirmed this afternoon.

“He is still returning phone calls. He is still talking to constituents and he is still open for business,” Batra told the city hall press gallery around 2:30 p.m. today.

“For anyone who’s had kidney stones it can be quite painful, but I can assure you that it’s nothing serious and being treated,” she said. “He’s fine. He’s Rob Ford. He’s still talking to taxpayers. He’s still doing what people elected him to do,” she concluded.

Mayor Ford started feeling discomfort yesterday when he was at city hall attending meetings and went into the hospital today.

Batra said, that it was not at the stage where deputy mayor Doug Holiday would have to fill in as acting mayor.

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By: Kris Scheuer
Posted: Feb 10 2011 3:12 pm
Filed in: NEWS
Edition: Toronto