MIAMI — Andrew Gillum, the former Tallahassee mayor who was the Democratic nominee for governor of Florida in 2018, announced on Sunday night that he is likely into rehab.
Mr. Gillum, who narrowly misplaced the governor’s race and went on to become a prominent television commentator, reported in a statement that he would find procedure for alcoholism.
Mr. Gillum was observed in a Miami Seaside lodge place last week when paramedics ended up known as in to support another person who was struggling from a feasible drug overdose.
“This has been a wake-up get in touch with for me,” Mr. Gillum claimed. “Since my race for governor finished, I fell into a depression that has led to alcoholic beverages abuse.”
The law enforcement discovered three compact plastic baggage of what appeared to be crystal meth in the place at the Mondrian Resort in Miami’s South Seashore. Mr. Gillum denied any methamphetamine use and said he was in city for a friend’s wedding ceremony.
Police officers, who located him vomiting in the toilet, mentioned they ended up not able to dilemma him “due to his inebriated point out,” in accordance to an incident report filed by the Miami Seashore Law enforcement Division.
Mr. Gillum apologized to his loved ones, buddies “and the people of Florida who have supported me and put their faith in me around the a long time.”
“I witnessed my father endure from alcoholism and I know the harmful outcomes it can have when untreated,” he said. “I also know that alcoholism is generally a symptom of deeper struggles. I am committed to accomplishing the own do the job to mend entirely and show up in the globe as a extra compete human being.”