Former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum resurfaced on social media Monday for the first time since being found inebriated in a hotel room.
In a video posted on his verified Instagram profile, Gillum spoke of his drinking problems and entrance into rehab.
“I had totally underestimated the impact that losing the race for Governor had had on my life and on the way those impacts started to show up on every aspect of my life,” Gillum said. “I didn’t want to talk emotionally or really deeply about what had happened in the race for Governor because it was a constant reminder of failure and my own personal failures. It was a reminder that I had let so many people down. It was a chorus, this voice that I tried for so long to quiet, which said that I wasn’t enough, that I wasn’t good enough.”
In the video, Gillum describes elected office as his life’s work.