Rob Ford withdraws from Toronto mayoral polls after tumor diagnosis

  • Rob Ford, the controversial mayor of Toronto who has been diagnosed with an abdominal tumor, withdrew from next month’s mayoral poll.

    The 45-year-old had earlier refused to step down after admitting to smoking crack cocaine in office.

    He was hospitalized after complaining of abdominal pain. In a statement from his hospital bed, Ford said he was probably facing a “battle of my lifetime” and would “face this challenge head on, and win”.



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