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Family promises proof that Rob Ford is in rehab: report

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford leave his home on May 1, 2014 after announcing he would take a leave of absence. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn.

Coun. Doug Ford told the Toronto Sun that the city will soon have proof that his brother is in rehab.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford took a leave of absence from city hall last week saying he would address what he said were issues with alcohol. Since then, the mayor’s whereabouts have not been made public.

However, he has spoken to Sun reporter Joe Warmington at least twice on the phone. That sparked speculation he may not have been in treatment, as phone calls and other outside contact is often limited at rehab facilities.

In an article published on Friday, Warmington said Doug Ford told him the family will be putting “an end to all speculation.”

“He was not clear on exactly how he was going to address this, but he indicated that obviously the public has a desire to have some sort of proof,” Warmington told 680News political specialist John Stall on Friday morning.

“He’s going to provide something today,” Warmington said, adding he didn’t know if it was a photo or a video.

Doug Ford also told Warmington that Rob Ford has not been out in public since he went into rehab, despite rumours he may have been gone for three days.

The councillor also said that regardless of whether the mayor is at “one, two or 10 locations,” he has been under the constant supervision of medical professionals.