Toronto mayor Rob Ford 'seeks substance abuse help'

Rob Ford, the controversial mayor of Toronto, is to "go get help" for "substance abuse" problems, his lawyer has said.

Toronto mayor Rob Ford is seeking help for a 'substance abuse problem'. Credit: Associated Press

Local paper the Toronto Sun quotes Mr Ford as saying he is "ready to take a break" from campaigning for re-election as mayor in order to seek help.

His lawyer, Dennis Morris told the Associated Press:

"He acknowledges he has a substance abuse problem and he wants to do something about it."