After prompting reporters to ask him whether he has tried the drug—not in the video that reportedly shows him smoking a crack pipe, but at all—Ford offered this statement:
“Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine. Am I an addict? No. Have I tried it? Probably in one of my drunken stupors, approximately about a year ago.”
Ford said all he can do now is apologize for his mistakes.
“I can’t change the past,” he said.
Here’s the video of the entire, impromptu news conference: