- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 12, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) - D.C. Councilmember and former mayor Marion Barry is back in the hospital.

Barry tweeted Tuesday night that he is in the hospital with a urinary tract infection and he’s not seriously ill.

The 77-year-old spent 16 days in the hospital last month. The former four-term mayor has suffered from a variety of ailments, including prostate cancer and diabetes. He underwent a kidney transplant in 2009.

Barry represents the poorest of the District of Columbia’s wards on the council. He was elected to a third consecutive term in 2012.

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