DETROIT (WXYZ) - Mayor Dave Bing was greeted with hugs as he returned to the Coleman Young Municipal Building Monday morning.
Mayor Bing waved to reporters and photographers before entering the building.
Mr Bing is returning to the city-county building after being treated for a perforated colon. His medical leave was extended after he developed blood clots in his lungs.
During the mayor's absence, Kirk Lewis, handled many mayoral duties. The city council reached a consent agreement with the state, during Mr. Bing's absence.
His health problems occurred while the city and the state of Michigan were working on a deal to fix Detroit's finances.
The 68-year-old says he lost 12 pounds because of restrictions on what he could eat.
Mayor Bing made his first public appearance Sunday, at Comerica Park, when he attended a fundraiser there. It was for the annual MS walk which raises money for Multiple Sclerosis.
The mayor's wife, Yvette, had a twin sister who suffered with the debilitating disease for 40 years.
Both the mayor and his wife made brief comments before taking part in the walk.
"It's a very devastating and unpredictable disease," Mrs. Bing said.
The walk was expected to draw about 1500 participants.
7 Action News traffic and entertainment reporter, Erin Nicole, was the emcee for Sunday’s event.
Fifteen sites across Michigan are hosting "Walk MS 2012" events this spring and summer. The Michigan chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society hopes to raise at least $1.2 million this year.
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