Former Mississippi Gov. Kirk Fordice has been diagnosed with a form of leukemia.
Fordice confirmed his illness Wednesday but did not specify the type of leukemia.
His health has been in question since midway through his first term.
John Arledge, Deputy Chief of Staff to Gov. Haley Barbour and a former top Fordice aide, said Fordice has always been a fighter and he'll fight this disease with determination.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.