Former Mayor Ed Koch Appears on NY1 with a Black Eye

By Ben Fractenberg on October 20, 2010 12:12pm | Updated on October 20, 2010 1:42pm

Former Mayor Ed Koch showed up at the Al Smith gala on Tuesday night with a black eye he got after undergoing surgery.
Former Mayor Ed Koch showed up at the Al Smith gala on Tuesday night with a black eye he got after undergoing surgery.
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By Ben Fractenberg

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

MANHATTAN — Former Mayor Ed Koch appeared on NY1 at the Al Smith dinner Tuesday night sporting a black eye.

Koch, 85, said he sustained the bruise after undergoing eye surgery to remove a blemish.

"Sun damage from 50 years ago when I used to use those aluminum things — you remember those?" the Daily News reported Koch as saying about using sun reflectors.

The former mayor reportedly assured Inside City Hall host Michael Scotto that he was feeling fine.

"I'm recovered and there's no problem," Koch said.

 


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