Knox County Mayor in hospital

Knox Co. Mayor Tim Burchett

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.(WVLT)--Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett is in the hospital. The Mayor is being treated for pneumonia.

Burchett said it's serious and he's not taking it lightly.

Burchett checked himself into the hospital Tuesday night and says he's not sure when he will be out.

The Mayor's Chief of Staff, Dean Rice is filling in.