The Clarion-Ledger, 11/18/8

Mayor Frank Melton was hospitalized Tuesday after a routine checkup revealed minor surgery was needed, said a city spokeswoman.

Goldia Revies said late Tuesday Melton had not undergone the unspecified procedure and remained in the hospital. She didn’t name the facility.

The condition isn’t serious, Revies said. It’s unknown if the surgery is related to Melton’s heart problems.

Melton is expected to be out of the office for the next few days to recuperate, she said.