Menino to undergo surgery for enlarged prostate
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Boston Mayor Thomas Menino will undergo elective surgery for an enlarged prostate on Friday.
The mayor’s spokesperson said Menino does not have prostate cancer, but will undergo prostate surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
This comes after a string of medical concerns and hospital stays for the active 70-year-old mayor. The biggest concern came last October when the five-term mayor spent nearly two months in the hospital after doctors discovered a blood clot. While at the hospital, he suffered a broken back and was also diagnosed with diabetes.
Menino also broke his leg in April when he fell during an event. He has since been on crutches or in a wheelchair.
It may take Menino a little longer to get to the microphone stand, but he has missed few events. Instead, he’s shown his strength. Just days after having surgery on his broken leg, he climbed out of his wheelchair to speak during the interfaith service following the Boston Marathon bombings.
Menino is the longest-serving mayor who is known for keeping an intense schedule. He announced in March he would not run for re-election.
The mayor missed a Memorial Day parade Monday morning because he was unable to march, but his spokesperson said he is fine and at home.