Former Mayor Ed Koch Back In The Hospital, But Doing Well


ed-kochFormer New York City Mayor Ed Koch is back in the hospital for the third time since September, but a spokesman said the former mayor is doing well.

The 88-year-old was admitted yesterday night with swollen ankles, according to spokesman George Arzt.

Koch told Arzt that his condition is “nothing serious” when the two spoke on Sunday, Arzt said. He added that Koch “sounded great.”

On Sunday evening, Arzt said Koch was doing well.

Koch joked about his ailment “It is not death dealing… I could die, but not from this,” the spokesman said.

Koch has been taking oxygen. Arzt said the former mayor may be out of hospital on Wednesday, but that is up to his doctors.

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