WASHINGTON - Former D.C. Mayor and current Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry has been hospitalized for a week, according to The Washington Post.
A crowd at a democratic mayoral candidates forum on Saturday was told that Barry is "fighting a blood infection."
Barry has been at Howard University Hospital getting a course of antibiotics.
LaToya Foster, a Barry spokeswoman, said Barry could be released as early as Tuesday.
Barry, who was wounded in a 1978 City Hall shootout, has had a string of health problems over the years, including diabetes, prostate cancer and a kidney transplant.
Follow @WTOP on Twitter.
© 2014 WTOP. All Rights Reserved.