NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Former 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 Saturday night with swollen ankles, according to spokesman George Arzt.READ MORE: 5 Hurt, Dozens Displaced After Passaic Fire
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.
During a Saturday lunch with former staffers he felt sick and his ankles were swollen, CBS 2’s Dave Carlin reported. By dinnertime, he looked so unwell a physician friend sent him straight to New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center — the same one he was in this past December for a lung infection.