Former Toronto mayor Rob Ford says he will undergo chemotherapy to treat a new cancerous tumour doctors found on his bladder.
Ford spoke to reporters outside Mount Sinai Hospital and said that he’s been in excruciating pain for several weeks.
He says doctors have done scans and MRI’s but they’re still not 100% sure if the tumour is malignant but doctors say it is consistent with his previous tumours.
Ford says he was completely caught off guard by the news and was near tears a few times.
He spoke openly about dying and says he now lives every day to its fullest and asked people to take care of his wife and kids if he passes.
Ford isn’t giving up though. He says the news “isn’t good” but he “won’t stop fighting until the day he dies”.
Ford was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer in September 2014 and had the tumour removed from his abdomen in May after months of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.