Ex-NYC Mayor Koch hospitalized with swollen ankles

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Mayor Ed Koch (KAHCH') is back in the hospital for the third time in recent months.

Spokesman George Arzt says Koch went to the hospital around 10 p.m. Saturday with swollen ankles.

He says Koch "sounded great" when they spoke Sunday and that Koch says it's "nothing serious."

It's unclear when he will be released.

Arzt says Koch didn't look well at lunch with former aides on Saturday afternoon. He was at dinner with friends Saturday night, including a doctor who recommended he seek medical attention.

Koch was hospitalized in December with a respiratory infection and in September with anemia.

The 88-year-old Koch served three terms from 1978 to 1989. The Democrat is famous for asking constituents, "How'm I doing?"

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