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City clerk says Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is withdrawing from mayor's race

  • Doug Ford arrives at Humber River Hospital, Thursday Sept. 11, 2014, in Toronto, where his brother Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is undergoing tests to determine the nature of a tumor he has been diagnosed with after seeking treatment for abdominal pain. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Aaron Vincent Elkaim)

    Doug Ford arrives at Humber River Hospital, Thursday Sept. 11, 2014, in Toronto, where his brother Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is undergoing tests to determine the nature of a tumor he has been diagnosed with after seeking treatment for abdominal pain. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Aaron Vincent Elkaim)  (The Associated Press)

  • Doug Ford arrives at Humber River Hospital, Thursday Sept. 11, 2014, in Toronto, where his brother Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is undergoing tests to determine the nature of a tumor he has been diagnosed with after seeking treatment for abdominal pain. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Aaron Vincent Elkaim)

    Doug Ford arrives at Humber River Hospital, Thursday Sept. 11, 2014, in Toronto, where his brother Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is undergoing tests to determine the nature of a tumor he has been diagnosed with after seeking treatment for abdominal pain. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Aaron Vincent Elkaim)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE- In a July 9, 2014 file photo Toronto Mayor Rob Ford leaves his office at city hall in Toronto to take part in a vote. City official says on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 Ford is withdrawing from mayor's race . Health officials Wednesday say Ford has been admitted to a hospital and is believed to have a tumor.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young, file)

    FILE- In a July 9, 2014 file photo Toronto Mayor Rob Ford leaves his office at city hall in Toronto to take part in a vote. City official says on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 Ford is withdrawing from mayor's race . Health officials Wednesday say Ford has been admitted to a hospital and is believed to have a tumor. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young, file)  (The Associated Press)

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is withdrawing his re-election bid.

The announcement comes as Ford seeks treatment for a tumor in his abdomen. Biopsy results won't be back for a week.

The city hall clerk made the announcement Friday. The election is scheduled for Oct. 27.

Ford became an international celebrity last year after acknowledging using crack cocaine in a "drunken stupor" following months of denials. He returned to work in June after a rehab stint for drugs and alcohol.