Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admits he smoked crack

After months of denials, the beleaguered mayor said—on video—that he had tried the drug, ‘probably in one of my drunken stupors.’

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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:

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