Detroit Mayor Dave Bing left Henry Ford Hospital Monday morning to continue convalescing at home after undergoing emergency intestine surgery last week.
The mayor "is expected to be out of the office for approximately three weeks," according to a statement from his office.
Bing had surgery March 24 for a perforated intestine. He appointed his chief of staff Kirk Lewis to act as deputy mayor in his stead.
Lewis has met with City Council and state officials in ongoing negotiations for a possible financial consent agreement between Detroit and the state. He has said he is in frequent contact with the mayor, and Bing has remained apprised of all developments.