Toronto mayor Rob Ford will take a leave of absence from office to enter a substance abuse program, according to the Associated Press.
The embattled politician, who is in the middle of a re-election campaign, was recorded swearing and ranting at a local bar Monday night.
Ford acknowledged to the paper that he has a problem and is "ready to take a break."
The mayor, who recently starred in a reality show on the Sun News Network, was allegedly filmed smoking crack cocaine on camera last year.
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