CORNWALL Ontario – River Kings owner and council candidate Brock Frost left another event before speaking Wednesday night.
This time before speaking.
Mr. Frost previously fled the Library candidate event claiming to have blacked out three times; been taken to hospital by ambulance and returning to the Library in less than ninety minutes.
This time he left his coat and BMW car keys over his chair at the Legion where the Labour Council hosted their All Candidates event that included their President Elaine MacDonald.
Mr. Frost could not be reached for comment as of print time.
He was quoted less than an hour ago on the River Kings website:
“Once again, we’re giving the fans what they want,” said River Kings owner Brock Frost. “There’s no doubt in my mind, we will be an exciting team to watch this year.”
His last personal facebook post involved bottling a wine in Cornwall with a River Kings logo on it.
We will update when more info becomes available.
UPDATE Oct 9, 2014
Mr. Frost gave a statement to the Seaway News.
Having just been released from hospital myself after developing an Atrial Fibrillation how fragile health can be.
From CFN we wish Mr. Frost good health.
From the Mayo clinic –
Lifestyle choices to avoid:
- Cigarette smoking. Smoking increases your risk of blood clots, raises your blood pressure and contributes to the development of cholesterol-containing fatty deposits in your arteries (atherosclerosis).
- Physical inactivity. Engaging in 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise most days helps reduce risk.
- Poor nutrition. Eating too much fat and salt, in particular, increases your risk of TIA and stroke.
- Heavy drinking. If you drink alcohol, limit yourself to no more than two drinks daily if you’re a man and one drink daily if you’re a woman.
- Use of illicit drugs. Avoid cocaine and other illicit drugs.
- Use of birth control pills. If you use any hormone therapy, talk to your doctor about how the hormones may affect your risk of TIA and stroke.
I have never been one to show weakness, let alone admit it, but there is little more I can do to hide the personal health issues I am obviously having. So here goes everything.
For seven weeks now, I have been suffering from short blackouts which my doctor describes as having TIA-like symptoms. Transient Ischemic Attacks, commonly referred to as a minor stroke, are not hereditary and result in issues pertaining to individual lifestyles. My doctor believes it is my body’s way of shutting itself down due to stress and exhaustion.
As I write this letter, I now know this to be true. I am exhausted. I am exhausted beyond anything I have ever imagined before. I am lucky if I get 3 hours a sleep each night and eat twice a day. I have lost 14 pounds in less than 2 months, have no energy and severe headaches. I have quite frankly, worked myself into a complete physical and mental collapse.
To date, I have probably suffered about a dozen individual blackouts. I always know they’re coming as the symptoms are always the same – dizziness, light-headed, sweaty, shortness of breath and increased blood pressure. They have happened in numerous locations including my home, my personal office, the River Kings office and obviously, two all-candidates debates. The exact trigger for each blackout is not certain however it usually arises from intense mental thought or “brain overload”.
For those who know me understand that I have a busy working life to say the least. I am a full-time Realtor, manage and own 17 rental properties, own and operate the Cornwall River Kings, serve on three Boards, founded and operate a charity, and campaign full time. I have burnt myself out, plain and simple.
It is important to understand that I take City Council very seriously and There is nothing I want more than to serve my city at the council table. I understand there will be some who try to spin this health issue into something bigger than it is, and let them. I cannot control what other people say or do. But I am taking the necessary steps to ensure that if I am elected, I will be ready to serve my community with as much work ethic as I have had with my entire life career. I have recently started selling my rental properties, substantially downsized my workload at Storm Realty and have hired two personal assistants.
It is time that I take my doctor’s advice seriously. They have been telling me to simply “let the votes land where they land”, “let the team (River Kings) work itself out” and “let the tenants take care of themselves”. I clearly have not followed his advice and am now suffering the consequences. I need to rest. I am sick and need to take care of myself if I am to continue to serve the community. With 18 days to go until the election, I must slow down the campaign and focus on myself. I sincerely hope that what I have done over the past 4 years have earned your respect, and vote.
In health and happiness,