Toronto Mayor Rob Ford on Thursday afternoon apologized for explicit statements he made earlier Thursday.
“The revelations yesterday … pushed me over the line. And I used unforgivable language,” Ford said in a press conference at city hall in Toronto.
“I have apologized, and I have tried to move forward,” he said. “This has proven to be almost impossible.
Ford added that he is seeking help from medical professionals.
“I wish you to know, I’m receiving support from a team of healthcare professionals,” he said. “I do not wish to comment on the particulars of the support.”
On Thursday morning, Ford used lewd language when refuting allegations that former staffers made to police.
“Oh, and the last thing was Olivia Gondek. It says that I wanted to eat her p****. I’ve never said that in my life to her; I would never do that. I’m happily married, I’ve got more than enough to eat at home. Thanks very much,” Ford said on live television.