Marion Barry released from hospital after 8 days

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Photo - FILE - This Oct. 16, 2011 file photo shows current D.C. councilmember and former Washington Mayor Marion Barry in Washington. Barry has been released from the hospital after his second extended stay this year. His spokeswoman, LaToya Foster, says the 77-year-old Barry was released Tuesday night from Washington Hospital Center after an 8-day stay. Barry, now a D.C. councilmember, had tweeted that he was being treated for a urinary tract infection. He said it wasn't serious. Foster says Barry is now at a rehabilitation center receiving physical therapy to help with mobility. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
FILE - This Oct. 16, 2011 file photo shows current D.C. councilmember and former Washington Mayor Marion Barry in Washington. Barry has been released from the hospital after his second extended stay this year. His spokeswoman, LaToya Foster, says the 77-year-old Barry was released Tuesday night from Washington Hospital Center after an 8-day stay. Barry, now a D.C. councilmember, had tweeted that he was being treated for a urinary tract infection. He said it wasn't serious. Foster says Barry is now at a rehabilitation center receiving physical therapy to help with mobility. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry has been released from the hospital after his second extended stay this year.

His spokeswoman, LaToya Foster, says the 77-year-old Barry was released Tuesday night from Washington Hospital Center after an 8-day stay.

Barry, now a D.C. councilmember, had tweeted that he was being treated for a urinary tract infection. He said it wasn't serious.

Foster says Barry is now at a rehabilitation center receiving physical therapy to help with mobility.

In January, Barry spent 16 days at Howard University Hospital.

He has suffered a variety of ailments, including prostate cancer, diabetes and kidney failure that required a transplant five years ago. Foster says Barry will be hosting a kidney donation awareness event on Saturday on the Howard campus.

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