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Toronto mayor Rob Ford says had been drinking, but feels 'fantastic'

Published on Feb 26, 2014 6:32 AM
 
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said on Feb 25, 2014, that he had recently consumed alcohol, but not excessively, as he tries to get clean after admitting last year that he smoked crack while drunk and drove after drinking. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said on Tuesday that he had recently consumed alcohol, but not excessively, as he tries to get clean after admitting last year that he smoked crack while drunk and drove after drinking.

Mr Ford publicly pledged last year to stay away from drugs and alcohol and said at the time he had stopped drinking completely.

But last month a video of Mr Ford ranting in a Jamaican accent and slurring his words at a suburban eatery was posted online.

At the time, he called the episode a "minor setback". In an interview with NBC on Tuesday, Mr Ford conceded that he has used alcohol recently but said he has not abused it.

 
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