Former President Ford hospitalized

Former President Ford was admitted to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota on Tuesday for “testing and evaluation,” his office said in a statement.

The statement gave no details on why the 93-year-old former chief executive went to the clinic in Rochester, about 75 miles southeast of Minneapolis.

“No further releases or updates are anticipated prior to early next week,” said the statement issued from his office in Beaver Creek, Colo. Ford also has a home in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

Mayo Clinic spokesman John Murphy confirmed the statement but said he had no additional information.

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