Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, an avid crack smoker and heavy drinker, apparently has been caught in the act again, as usual, on video.
Video of Ford smoking something out of a metal pipe was filmed by an admitted drug dealer this past Saturday. The drug dealer has begun looking for a media outlet to purchase the video for a reported six-figures.
Because of the release of the video, Ford issued the following statement on Facebook; “Tonight I want to take some time to speak from my heart to the people of Toronto. It’s not easy to be vulnerable and this is one of the most difficult times in my life.
“I have a problem with alcohol, and the choices I have made while under the influence. I have struggled with this for some time. Today, after taking some time to think about my own well-being, how to best serve the people of Toronto and what is in the best interests of my family, I have decided to take a leave from campaigning and from my duties as mayor to seek immediate help.
“I have tried to deal with these issues by myself over the past year. I know that I need professional help and I am now 100% committed to getting myself right.
“I love the people of Toronto, I love being your mayor and I hope you will continue to stand by me. With the support of my family, friends, professionals and the people of Toronto, I will conquer this.
“Please keep me and my family in your prayers during these difficult days ahead. I just want to say to the people of Toronto that I thank you for your ongoing support and encouragement. I cannot tell you enough how much I appreciate it.”