Just days after leaving office, former Mayor R.T. Rybak was hospitalized with heart problems—a scare he responded to by tweeting poetry shortly after the incident.
“My cardiac surprise/Gave me quite a start/But it proves this politician/Has a great big heart,” Rybak tweeted at 3:31 p.m. Saturday.
Rybak experienced chest pains and shortness of breath after he’d been cross-country skiing about eight miles at Theodore Wirth Park, the Pioneer Press reported. An ambulance took him to the hospital at about 1 p.m.
“By the way the ski trails at Wirth are awesome today,” Rybak added in a follow-on tweet.