Rob Ford hospitalised with potential tumour

The Toronto Mayor had been suffering with months of abdominal pain, before it became “unbearable”

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Rob Ford has been admitted to hospital with a possible tumour.

The Toronto Mayor had been suffering with months of abdominal pain, which had worsened in the past 24 hours.

Humber River Hospital said in a statement that “examination and investigation has resulted in a working diagnosis of a tumour”.

“The mayor has been admitted to allow for further investigation to obtain a definitive diagnosis.”

The hospital’s Dr Rueben Devlin said they would need to determine the type of tumour by doing a biopsy.

In 2009, Ford was admitted to hospital for a tumour on his appendix, reports The Toronto Sun.

Last year, Ford admitted to using crack cocaine in a “drunken stupor”. He was admitted to rehab and returned to work in June.

He is running for re-election on 27 October.

The Canadian politician had a meeting with former boxing champion Mike Tyson earlier this week, following a request from the sportsman.

Tyson branded Ford “the best mayor in Toronto’s history”.

“He has a troubled past because he has 24-hour surveillance of the press,” said Tyson of Ford. “Do you prefer him to be a guy who's clean-cut but behind the doors you never know what he's doing? That’s what human beings have a problem with, being real with themselves.”

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