Wednesday night, the late-night host erroneously stated that Toronto's fun-loving mayor went to rehab. No, that's just what we all wish he would do. The moment was reminiscent of when CNN ran a news ticker item in December on how Ford had resigned from office. Nope, once again, wishful thinking.
It's not surprising Americans are confused. If any U.S. politician admitted to smoking crack in a drunken stupor (not to mention the criminal investigation and the bizarre videos), he or she would be forced to resign or removed from office. At a bare minimum, a trip to rehab would be obligatory.
Well America, welcome to Canada -- where anything is possible.
Letterman also devoted the Top 10 list to Ford's Jamaican Patois rant. Watch the video above.
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<b>Who?</b> Ben Affleck <b>Where?</b> Promises, California <b>When?</b> 2001 <b>Why?</b> Alcoholism After the actor checked himself into rehab in 2001, his publicist said: "Ben is a self-aware and smart man who has decided that a fuller life awaits him without alcohol. He has chosen to seek out professional assistance and is committed to traveling a healthier road with the support of his family, friends and fans."
Philip Seymour Hoffman
<b>Who?</b> Philip Seymour Hoffman <b>Where?</b> Undisclosed <b>When?</b> May 2013 <b>Why?</b> Substance abuse After a ten day stint in rehab, the actor told TMZ: "It started slowly with prescription pills, and recently escalated to snorting heroin."
<b>Who?</b> Eva Mendes <b>Where?</b> Cirque Lounge, Utah <b>When?</b> 2008 <b>Why?</b> Anxiety and stress Eva denied rumours that she entered rehab to treat cocaine use. Her rep said that the actress had "made a positive decision to take some much-needed time off to proactively attend to some personal issues that, while not critical, she felt deserved some outside professional support."
<b>Who?</b> Matthew Perry <b>Where?</b> Undisclosed <b>When?</b> 1997, 2001 and 2011 <b>Why?</b> Prescription pills and alcohol After two previous spells in rehab, the former 'Friends' star returned again in 2011 as a proactive measure. He said at the time: "I'm making plans to go away for a month to focus on my sobriety and to continue my life in recovery. Please enjoy making fun of me on the World Wide Web.'
<b>Who?</b> Kelly Osbourne <b>Where?</b> Undisclosed <b>When?</b> On seven different occasions <b>Why?</b> Painkillers Kelly says she finally faced her demons after realising nobody wanted to work with her. “What changed for me was looking around and seeing that nobody liked me or wanted to work with me,” she told Cosmopolitan magazine in 2013.
<b>Who?</b> Zac Efron <b>Where?</b> Undisclosed <b>When?</b> 2013 <b>Why?</b> Cocaine addiction After reports surfaced that the former 'High School Musical' star had completed two stints in rehab, Zac took to Instagram to thank fans for their support, writing: "Hey guys! Just returned from an incredible trip to Peru with my dad and wanted to thank you all for your support these past few weeks...means the world to me. Love you guys! - Z."
<b>Who?</b> LeAnn Rimes <b>Where?</b> Undisclosed <b>When?</b> August 2012 <b>Why?</b> Anxiety and stress The American singer checked into rehab one day after her 30th birthday, saying at the time: "This is just a time for me to emotionally check out for a second and take care of myself and come back in 30 days as the best 30-year-old woman I can be.
<b>Who?</b> Chris Klein <b>Where?</b> Cirque Lodge, Utah <b>When?</b> 2010 <b>Why?</b>Alcohol The 'American Pie' star checked into rehab for a 30-day alcohol treatment program following an arrest for drink driving - his second in just over five years. He later admitted if he hadn't got sober, 'I would have died'.
<b>Who?</b> Britney Spears <b>Where?</b> Promises, California <b>When?</b> 2007 (amongst other times) <b>Why?</b> Undisclosed Britney has never revealed the reason behind her stints in rehab, which led to her losing custody of her two sons as well as being placed under the conservatorship of her father.
<b>Who?</b> Lindsay Lohan <b>Where?</b> Various <b>When?</b> 2007 (three times), 2010 (twice), 2013 <b>Why?</b> Alcohol and drugs After her most recent stay in rehab, Lindsay Lohan told Oprah Winfrey: “I feel whole again. And I have such a desire to want to keep this feeling and stay this way. And I’m willing to do whatever it takes…And I really want to be on set, like, that feeds me.”
In April 2011, the "Chicago" actress checked into rehab to treat bipolar disorder.
Demi Moore <a href="http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/07/17/demi-moore-s-downward-spiral-since-her-split-from-ashton-kutcher.html" target="_hplink">checked into rehab</a> in spring 2012 after a disastrous fallout from ex-husband Ashton Kutcher and hospitalization after allegedly inhaling nitrous oxide, or whip-its.
"Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Kim Richards' battle with alcohol has been well-documented on the show. In December 2012, <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2012/01/housewives-kyle-richards-reveals-what-sent-kim-to-rehab/" target="_hplink">she checked into rehab again</a>.
Robert Downey Jr.
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Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino
It came as little surprise to viewers of MTV's "The Jersey Shore" that star partier Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/21/the-situation-rehab-mike-sorrentino-responds_n_1371330.html" target="_hplink">checked into rehab</a> in March 2012. The reality star said on his Facebook page that he was seeking treatment for<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/21/the-situation-rehab-mike-sorrentino-responds_n_1371330.html" target="_hplink"> medication used to treat exhaustion</a>.
The "X Factor" judge has talked openly about going in and out of rehab when she was in her teens for eating disorders and mental health issues. "Treatment was so difficult at first, I remember walking around saying 'I'm in prison!' They needed to have strict rules for me to understand how sick I was," <a href="http://www.okmagazine.com/news/demi-lovato-rehab-was-prison-i-needed-get-help" target="_hplink">she said</a>.
The gruff Scottish actor revealed in a <a href="http://www.mensjournal.com/magazine/cover-story-excerpt-gerard-butlers-wild-ride-20121019" target="_hplink">2012 article with "Men's Journal"</a> that he hadn't touched a drink in 15 years. "I think, on a basic level, I have a pretty addictive personality. Both good and bad," he said.
In February 2011 Charlie Sheen claimed he was clean of drugs and alcohol, but high on himself. The actor has publicly struggled with addiction for years, but many doubt his claims of sobriety.
Drew was famously an addict as a child. By her own admission she said she had her first drink at 9, began smoking marijuana at 10 and began using cocaine at 12. By age 13 she entered rehab and has maintained her sobriety since.
The comedian overcame a cocaine addiction, but headed back to rehab after 20 years of sobriety in 2006 to address his issues with alcohol.
The Black Eyed Peas singer kicked a crystal meth and ecstasy habit.