Mayor Bronin Being Treated at Hospital for Health Issue

NBC Connecticut

Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin is spending a few days in the hospital.

Bronin tweeted Thursday afternoon that he checked into the hospital over the weekend on his doctor's recommendation to be treated for a flare-up of colitis. It's a condition he has dealt with for more than a decade and he normally treats with medication and avoiding certain foods, according to Bronin.

"It's always strange talking about personal health, but I felt that this was important to share," Bronin said in his tweet.

Colitis causes inflammation and ulcers in the digestive tract, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Bronin said the doctors have kept him in the hospital for longer than expected but he expects to be home in a few days.

He said he has kept in touch with his team every day.

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