Despite what his sister said, Jack Layton says his hip was not replaced, merely repaired.
“Some people have hip replacements—I didn’t have a hip replacement,” Layton, 60, told the media after touring the Halifax Farmers Market on Sunday morning. “There’s some metal there … to strengthen, but that’s very, very common when you have a fracture.”
This can obviously only be settled once and for all with a national televised x-ray. Possibly as an opener to that Harper-Ignatieff debate we’re all still waiting for.