Toronto mayor says he’s off drugs, hits gym daily

Rob Ford

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he no longer uses illegal drugs, goes to the gym every day and doesn’t drink as much as he used to.

Ford told NBC’s “Today” show that while he has had a few drinks since the show’s host Matt Lauer interviewed him in November, it hasn’t been “to the point of some of the episodes before.”

The interview comes a month after a video surfaced showing Ford inebriated at a restaurant, rambling in a Jamaican accent and using profanity.

The mayor admitted he had been drinking that night, saying, “maybe you’re perfect, but I’m not.”

Ford is running for re-election this year, despite admitting last fall to smoking crack cocaine while in office.

He told Lauer that he was only experimenting with illegal drugs.

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