Rob Ford Apparently Enjoying His Stay In Rehab

By Shawn Dwyer 05/07/14

The world famous crack smoking Mayor of Toronto feels “great” and looks forward to resuming his campaign for reelection.

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Ford before the fall. Shutterstock

Mayor Rob Ford has been in rehab barely a week and is already having a great time. In an interview with the Toronto Sun, Ford revealed that his stay has been “amazing” and that he fully expects to be back on the campaign trail soon.

“I will be on the ballot for mayor in October, guaranteed, and I will do well,” Ford said. “There will be no need to change the locks. There will be no need to clean out my office because I am coming back.”

Last week, Ford voluntarily entered an undisclosed rehab after images from a new video of him allegedly smoking crack were released. He stated at the time that he was ready to seek help for alcohol, but mentioned nothing about any other illicit substances.

“It's not easy to be vulnerable and this is one of the most difficult times in my life," Ford said last week in a statement. "I have a problem with alcohol, and the choices I have made while under the influence. I have struggled with this for some time."

Now that he’s apparently on the road to recovery, Ford said he is prepared to make amends for past antics that have made international news while making the city of Toronto a laughing stock to the world.

In his first week sober, he seems ready to come to terms with all that has happened in the past year. “I do feel bad about what happened, but it might have been the best thing that happened because I am working on getting better,” he said.

Ford expressed his appreciation to supporters through what he described as a difficult week, but promised that he was going to return in better shape than before. “I am coming back and I am going to kick butt,” he said.

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