January 22nd, 2014
09:25 PM ET

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford: I had a "minor setback"

Just when you thought the Rob Ford show had come to a close, it's back in full swing: an admission of alcohol use, a strange rant and dangerous behavior by Toronto's crack-smoking mayor.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said he suffered a "setback" this week after a video posted on social media showed him babbling about the city's police chief Monday night while he was at a fast-food restaurant.

The mayor, who became infamous for admitting he had smoked crack and drank too much in the past, has said he only had a small amount to drink and didn't take drugs Monday.

"As you know, I'm a human being - the same as every one of you. And I'm entitled to a personal life, and my personal life does not interfere with the work I do, day-in and day-out, for the taxpayers of this great city," he told reporters Wednesday.

"Monday was unfortunate. I had a minor setback. We all experience these difficult bumps in life. I am telling the Toronto residents that I'm still working hard every day to improve my health and my well-being. But again, this is completely a private matter."


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January 21st, 2014
08:47 PM ET

New video shows Toronto mayor Rob Ford drunk

Rob Ford, Toronto's crack-smoking mayor is back in the spotlight, after a new video showed him incoherently ranting about his city's Chief of Police at a Toronto-area restaurant.

The entire rant included a reference to oral sex and a number of curse words in both English and Jamaican Creole.

There was some question about when the video was filmed until Mayor Rob Ford himself confirmed it was shot last night.

"I was with some friends and what I do in my personal life and [with] my personal friends, that's up to me. This really has nothing to do with, has nothing to do with you guys,” he told the Toronto Star. “It's my own time. It's my own time," Ford told reporters.

For more on this story, the Toronto Star's Acting City Hall Bureau Chief, Daniel Dale is OutFront.

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