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Rob Ford admitted to hospital with abdominal tumour. Mike Tyson loses his cool on Nathan Downer in CP24 interview. TODAY ONLY: IN-N-OUT Burger is setting up a pop-up shop in Toronto.
ROB FORD ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL FOR ABDOMINAL TUMOUR
Rob Ford has been admitted to Humber River Hospital where doctors say a CT scan revealed an abdominal tumour. Hospital officials say Ford went to the ER Wednesday afternoon after complaining of intense abdominal pain. Doctors say that Ford has been in pain for three months, but the symptoms dramatically worsened over the last 24 hours. Doug Ford was visibly upset as he spoke to media asking for privacy for himself and his family. Councillor Ford explained he was having breakfast with his brother Wednesday morning when the pain became unbearable. He continued saying says the mayor is in good spirits but would not comment on the mayor’s health affecting his re-election bid. The shocking revelation of Ford’s tumour has already sent shock waves through the city. Doctor’s not involved in his case say the mayor will likely be off the campaign trail for weeks even in the best case scenario. Even a benign tumour would require surgery and recovery time. If the tumour is malignant, Ford would require surgery and possibly chemotherapy. One doctor told the Sun that Ford felt pain in the “left lower quadrant of the abdomen” and that could signal a serious issue, perhaps meaning a bowel or a colon cancer. However, other doctors say it could be something like diverticulitis with an abscess. Ford was hospitalized in 2009 for a tumor on his appendix. It was removed along with part of his colon. Then, in 2011 he was treated for kidney stones. The mayor’s father, Doug Ford Sr., died in 2006 of colon cancer. The mayor remains in hospital as more tests are needed.
MIKE TYSON LOSES HIS COOL DURING CP24 INTERVIEW
Former boxing heavy weight champion, Mike Tyson dropped a plethora of F-bombs during an interview with CP24′s Nathan Downer yesterday, and some are saying it was rightly dissevered. A day after calling Rob Ford the “best mayor in Toronto’s history,” Tyson, who was in Toronto to perform his one-man show, “Mike Tyson: The Undisputed Truth” at the ACC last night, visited CP24 along with promoter Alex Choko to promote the night’s event. The interview was going smoothing as planned until Downer changed the topic of conversation to Tyson’s past rape conviction and how endorsing Ford could negatively affect his campaign. That’s when all hell broke loose. Tyson replied, “It’s so interesting that you come across like a nice guy but you’re really a piece of shit.” downer stressed to Tyson that they were on live television but to no avail, Tyson responded, “I don’t care, what are you going to do about it?” A representative for Tyson told TMZ that the former boxer felt “deceived” by Downer as an alleged agreement to talk strictly about his one-man show was broke.
TODAY ONLY: IN-N-OUT BURGER IN TORONTO
Listen up all you burger lovers: the best thing that could have happened just happened, so cancel all your plans today because In-N-Out Burger is coming to Toronto. Okay, well maybe it’s the second best thing that could have happened because it’s only coming for one day as a pop-up shop. The The California burger chain, who prepares quality burgers the old-fashioned way, announced an 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. pop-up shop will appear today only at the Italian restaurant Ganzi Osteria, on Jarvis just north of Wellesley. Burger choices reportedly will be three of their signature offerings: double-double burgers (two patties and two slices of cheese), animal-style burgers (with a patty cooked in yellow mustard), and a protein-style version (served in a lettuce wrap instead of a bun). In-N-Out Burger was founded in 1948 by Harry Snyder and his wife Esther in Baldwin Park, California. There are currently about 300 locations in the South West of America: California, Arizona, Nevada, Texas and Utah.
SOKNACKI: CAT WOULD BE BETTER MAYOR THAN FORD
While speaking with reporters about his decision to bow out of Toronto’s mayoral race Wednesday, David Soknacki also took the time to throw in a few farewell jabs at Mayor Rob Ford. Soknacki told reporters he believed a “cat would make a better mayor.” “I believe that he has traumatized our city. I believe that he has been a divisive force and out on the doorsteps issue number one is transit and issue number two is anybody but Rob Ford,” Soknacki said. “It’s really become a referendum on him.” During his press conference, Soknacki declined to endorse another candidate, only saying that both Olivia Chow and John Tory are “fantastic” choices. Soknacki explained his decision to pull out of the mayoral race ultimately came down to cost, spending $300,000 of his own money into the campaign, which became to much for him to justify. However, he said has no regrets. Following, in a one-on-one interview with CP24, Soknacki further added to his earlier “cat” insult. “I didn’t mean anything against the dogs, the turtles and the rabbits and the raccoons, which are very popular in Scarborough,” he said.
JAMES BOND VILLAIN ”JAWS”, RICHARD KIEL, DEAD AT 74
Best known for his role as the villain “Jaws” in classic James Bond flicks, actor Richard Kiel has died at the age of 74. A spokesperson for the Saint Agnes Medical Center in California confirmed Kiel died in hospital Wednesday. He appeared opposite of Roger Moore in ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ (‘77) and ‘Moonraker’ (’79).