Former Denver mayor Wellington Webb is in the hospital

Wellington Webb is expected to be released to his home later this week.

staff photo

Denver Health said Tuesday that former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb had been admitted to undergo a medical procedure related to diverticulitis.

Hospital officials said in a press release that the procedure will require a hospital stay of a few days, but Webb is expected to be released to his home later this week.

“His wife, Wilma J. Webb, would like to thank the community for their outpouring of support and respectfully requests privacy at this time,” hospital officials said.

Webb was the first African-American mayor of Denver and served from 1991 to 2003.

Thanks for reading another Denverite story

Looks like you’re the type of person who reads to the ends of articles! Well, true believer, you might really like our morning newsletter. It’s quick, free and gets you up to speed on the important and delightful things happening right here in Denver. Does Denverite help you feel more connected to what’s up in your area? Do you want to be a part of it?

Member donations are critical to our continued existence and growth.

Weird times

Denverite is powered by you. In these weird times, the local vigilance, the local context, the local flavor — it’s powered through your donations. If you’d miss Denverite if it disappeared tomorrow, donate today.

You’re our superpower

Denverite supporters have made the decision to financially support local journalism that matters to you. Ready to tell your networks why? Sharing our “About” page with your own personal comments could really help us out.

You’re our superpower

Denverite members have made the decision to financially support local journalism that matters to you. Ready to tell your networks why? Sharing our “About” page with your own personal comments could really help us out.