Rob Ford was photographed celebrating his birthday at a bar, because of course he was

Rob Ford was photographed celebrating his birthday at a bar, because of course he was

(Image: Christopher Drost) (Image: Christopher Drost)
 

As if determined to prove that nothing—not even a rehab stay 150 kilometres outside Toronto—can keep him out of the news, Rob Ford reportedly spent part of Wednesday celebrating his 45th birthday at a Crabby Joe’s Tap & Grill in Bracebirdge. This information made its way into the press after Ford posed for photos with fellow bar patrons—because of course he did.

Bar staff have said that the mayor drank only diet soda and that he was there with family. Meanwhile, the CEO of GreeneStone, Ford’s treatment facility, told the CBC that the outing was sanctioned. As with all things Fordian, there will always be reason to doubt the official version of events, but so far there’s nothing to indicate that he wasn’t just enjoying a nice, rehab-friendly Texas Tangler burger and fries.