Coble out of ICU, continuing recovery

Former Mayor Bob Coble, shown here in 2013.
Former Mayor Bob Coble, shown here in 2013. File photo/gmelendez@thestate.com

Former Columbia Mayor Bob Coble is said to be making progress in his recovery from quadruple bypass surgery after he suffered a heart attack at the State House several weeks ago.

Kevin Floyd, a spokesman for the Nexsen Pruet law firm, where Coble works, said on behalf of the family that Coble is now out of the Intensive Care Unit and is continuing his recovery in a private room at Providence Hospital.

“His family continues to thank everyone for the overwhelming acts of kindness and love,” Floyd said. “They ask that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers.”

Coble was rushed to the hospital April 15 from the State House, where he was working as a lobbyist. Doctors immediately admitted him and performed a quadruple bypass that night and into the morning.

Although Coble’s recovery is continuing to go well, Floyd said Coble is not accepting any visitors at this time. Floyd did not say when Coble would be released from medical care.

Coble served as Columbia’s mayor from 1990 to 2010.

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