Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admits he has smoked crack cocaine

The Canadian Press

TORONTO - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has admitted he has smoked crack cocaine.

The mayor told reporters at city hall that he has tried crack cocaine "probably in one of my drunken stupors."

Ford says he is not an addict but he has tried the drug about a year ago.

The mayor says he has made mistakes and all he can do now is move on.

Ford has been under intense scrutiny for months after two media outlets reported the existence of a video that they said appeared to show the mayor smoking crack.

Until today, Ford had denied he ever smoked crack cocaine and suggested the video did not exist.