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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said he lied about crack cocaine use because he was 'embarrassed'

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May 24, 2013: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford reads a statement to the media at City Hall in Toronto.AP

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said he lied for months about smoking crack cocaine because he was embarrassed.

According to the Toronto Sun, Ford made the comments in his new "Ford Nation" YouTube show posted online Monday. 

“Why did I lie? I think everybody in the world has lied, because I was embarrassed," he said. "I didn’t want to tell the truth. That’s the only answer I can give. That’s as straightforward as I can be."

Ford insisted he does not have a substance-abuse problem and it was "very, very humiliating" to admit the drug use "in front of the world," the Sun reported. 

Ford initially dismissed reports last May that he was caught on video smoking crack cocaine and continued to deny he used the drug for months. 

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