The Jeff Ward Show
Rob Ford admits to using 'every drug you can probably think of
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford today admitted he's used 'every drug you can probably think of' - but insisted he's only ever used alcohol in his office.
The beleaguered mayor, who returned to City Hall on Monday after nearly two months in rehab, said in an interview with CBC that he's used cocaine, marijuana and hallucinogenic mushrooms.
'You name it, I've abused it,' he said - but later clarified that he has not used heroin.
In an astonishing moment, Ford admitted: 'I was born with blond hair, I'll die with blond hair. I was born with this disease, I'm going to die with this disease.'
Yet despite his admission, Ford said he wants to stand for re-election in October, claiming it is up to the people of Toronto whether he has a future as mayor.
He acknowledged he had smoked crack when reporter Dwight Drummond held up a picture showing him with what appeared to be a crack pipe, but he denied that he was a crack addict.
Ford insisted that he consumed the drugs in his 'personal time' but did admit to drinking while in his City Hall office.
In police interviews last fall, Ford's former executive assistant Kia Nejatian said he had found a marijuana joint in Ford’s desk drawer at city hall, throwing doubts on his claims.
He also blamed the substance abuse for the racist and homophobic language he's used in the past