TORONTO -- A new video allegedly showing embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack is what prompted him to announce he is taking a break from his mayoral campaign to "get help," according to the Toronto Globe and Mail.
The video, which would be the second showing Ford smoking the substance, was allegedly filmed Saturday morning in the basement of the mayor's sister, the Globe and Mail reports.
The video is part of a package of three a self=professed drug dealer says was secretly taped at about 1:15 a.m. Saturday morning, according to the news organization.
Earlier, the Toronto Sun reported exclusively that the mayor, who has been the subject of numerous news reports alleging he has been under the influence in public or has used colorful language, is now ready to get help.
Ford has told the news organization that he is "ready to take a break" from his mayoral reelection campaign to "go get help."
Ford's decision comes after the release of a recording of him allegedly swearing at a bar.
The recording secretly taped by a bar patron captures the mayor making lewd comments about his contender and complaining about his wife, Renata.