Knox Mayor Burchett Hospitalized With Pneumonia

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett was hospitalized Tuesday night for treatment of pneumonia, spokesman Michael Grinder tells the News Sentinel.
Grider declined to say which hospital, citing privacy concerns.
“The mayor needs to focus on rest and getting better,” Grider said.
Physicians say patients with pneumonia, which is a lung infection that can lead to fluid build up in the lungs, typically need one to three weeks to recover.
“It’s serious stuff and I’m not taking it lightly,” the mayor said in a telephone interview this afternoon.
“But everyone has been great today, and the doctors have been treating me well.”
Burchett, who checked himself into the hospital and sounded tired when he spoke to the News Sentinel, said he’s “back and forth on how” he’s feeling.
He also said he’s not sure when he’ll leave the hospital.
In the meantime, he said, “everyone (in the administration) will continue to work and the county will be ok.”

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