Toronto's crack-smoking mayor is reportedly taking a break from his re-election campaign and going to rehab. 

 

 

His decision comes after a report about a second video of Ford smoking what appears to be crack cocaine.

 

Ford is seeking re-election in the Oct. 27 vote. He says he'll take a leave from his job and campaign.

 

His lawyer says Ford has accepted that he has a problem.

 

The "Toronto Sun" reports Ford's decision to get help comes after the newspaper obtained a new recording of an obscene-laced rant in a local bar. Ford told the newspaper that he wants to "deal with his issues," but is being urged by people around him to not leave the mayoral race.

Ford gained worldwide attention last year after admitting to smoking crack cocaine while in "a drunken stupor."

GEOFF ROBINS /