A spokeswoman for Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says the hospitalized city leader has received a get-well call from President Barack Obama.
Naomi Patton says Obama and the 68-year-old Bing spoke Friday afternoon for about five minutes. She declined to discuss specifics of the conversation but says the president passed along his best wishes for Bing's recovery.
Bing was readmitted Wednesday to a Detroit hospital, where he'd recently undergone surgery for a perforated colon. He's currently being treated for blood clots in his lungs.
Patton says Bing "appears to be doing well" but says she doesn't know when he'll be released.
In Bing's absence, Deputy Mayor Kirk Lewis negotiated with Gov. Rick Snyder's office to reach a deal heading off appointment of a state financial manager for Detroit.