Former Sen. Vince Fumo hospitalized for internal bleeding

ASSOCIATED PRESS Vince Fumo: More health woes
ASSOCIATED PRESS Vince Fumo: More health woes
Posted: November 13, 2013

FORMER STATE Sen. Vince Fumo was rushed to Hahnemann University Hospital yesterday afternoon, suffering from internal bleeding, apparently related to a biopsy he had a few days ago for prostate cancer, according to his biographer.

Ralph Cipriano, a former Inquirer reporter who blogs at BigTrial.net and is writing a biography with Fumo, said the former senator called him while on his way to the hospital.

Cipriano said that Fumo told him he was bleeding from several places, felt dizzy and might need a blood transfusion.

Former City Councilman Frank DiCicco, a friend of Fumo, confirmed the hospitalization yesterday.

Fumo returned to Philadelphia in August after serving four years in federal prison on 137 public-corruption charges. He is completing his sentence, which ends in February, at his mansion on Green Street in Spring Garden and working at the office of his defense attorney, Dennis Cogan.

This is not the first serious health trouble for Fumo, 70, who has had three heart attacks. The most recent heart attack occurred in January, while he was still in prison in Ashland, Ky.


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