Mayor Rob Ford was finally released from hospital on Thursday afternoon, after admitting himself Tuesday night.
After hours of speculation about what exactly was wrong with him, Ford's office released this statement on Wednesday:
Yesterday morning, Mayor Rob Ford missed an important announcement due to what was believed to be an adverse reaction to food. He was very disappointed to miss the event, a major milestone in the privatization of residential waste pick up in Toronto. It was the fulfillment of a promise he'd made during the campaign and he very much wanted to be there.
Last evening, Mayor Ford went to a local hospital where he was seen by a physician and subsequently admitted for overnight observation. Since then, he has undergone a number of routine tests and remains under doctor's care. Doctors have identified an irritation in the Mayor's throat and stomach which have aggravated his asthma and he is being treated for those conditions.
The Mayor is in good spirits and is resting comfortably. He is looking forward to going home as soon as doctors allow.
Mayor Ford extends his sincere thanks to everyone who has expressed their concern and well wishes. The support has been wonderful.
The Mayor understands and appreciates the media interest in his health, however, he would ask that media respect the privacy of his family members as the come and go while visiting.