TORONTO (UPI) — During an interview with the Toronto Sun, Mayor Rob Ford said that his time in rehab has been “amazing” and assured his supporters that he’ll be back in time for the mayoral election in October.
“Of course, I am coming back and I am going to kick butt,” Ford told the paper. “I will be on the ballot for mayor in October, guaranteed, and I will do well. On Oct. 28, there will be no need to change the locks. There will be no need to clean out my office because I am coming back.”
There has been some confusion about whether the mayor actually entered rehab or not and his current whereabouts are unknown.
His brother Doug, who has also been mentioned as a potential mayoral candidate, would only say that Ford is “doing well” in rehab. “He’s in rehab and that is all everyone cares about. No one in Toronto cares about where he is. They are concerned about him getting rehab,” he told the Globe and Mail.
Ford left for rehab April 29 after a new tape of him acting intoxicated at a Toronto bar — as opposed to the old crack-smoking video — surfaced.
“I feel great,” he said. “Rehab is amazing. It reminds me of football camp. Kind of like the Washington Redskins camp I went to as a kid. I am working out every day and I am learning about myself, my past and things like that.”
The mayor is being treated for “addictions to alcohol and other things.”