(UPDATE BELOW) Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is taking a break from his reelection campaign to “go get help,” according to the Toronto Sun. The crack-smoking mayor did not specify exactly what he’s getting help for, but the Sun reports he acknowledges that he wants to “deal with his issues.”
Ford, who is actually running for reelection against a dominatrix, became a huge internet sensation after he publicly admitted to smoking crack, morphing into the craziest thing to possibly ever come out of Canada.
And now he’s seeking help. However, Ford wants to make one thing clear: he would only temporarily suspend the campaign, because “he is being urged to not leave the mayoral race by people around him.”
Well, of course not, the race would be much less entertaining without him.
Update — 9:47 p.m.: And shortly after news broke of Ford taking a leave from the campaign, The Globe and Mail came out with a report saying they’ve obtained new video of Ford smoking what appears to be crack-cocaine in a video “secretly filmed in his sister’s basement early Saturday morning.”
The Globe and Mail posted this screengrab from the video in question.
Update — 11:30 p.m.: Ford put out a statement tonight explaining his decision to seek help. He says, “I have a problem with alcohol, and the choices I have made while under the influence. I have struggled with this for some time.”
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