NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo called off a swearing-in ceremony for his second term that had been planned for Wednesday night, electing to spend New Year’s Eve with his family instead.

The swearing-in ceremony was planned for 9:30 p.m. Wednesday in Albany. But Cuomo instead held a formal and private swearing-in at 2:30 p.m. in Albany, and then headed to New York City.

A Cuomo spokeswoman insisted to 1010 WINS that the governor’s choice was not because of the health of his father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo.

The elder Cuomo was hospitalized Nov. 5, one day after appearing at a victory party celebrating his son’s re-election over Republican Rob Astorino, CBS2 reported.

Mario Cuomo, 82, was released from the hospital earlier this month, and at the time, his son said his father was “very strong and the doctors are pleased with the progress that he’s making.”

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