Post Malone has been forced to set the record straight after rumours that he was abusing drugs started swirling online.
Listen to the GOAT team break the whole thing down on It’s Been A Big Day For…below:
During the recent FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee, Post told the crowd, “… For anyone concerned here, I’m not on drugs and I feel the best I’ve ever f*cking felt in my life.”
Post Malone’s reassuring comments come after videos surfaced showing him slurring his words, rolling his eyes and falling. After the video went viral, concerned fans took to social media to express their concern.
One fan wrote, “HE IS NOT OKAY. HE NEEDS HELP!” while another wrote in a since-deleted tweet, “You can’t sit there and tell me that this is normal behaviour from Post, it’s not and the man needs help before something bad happens to him.”
“Whether it’s alcohol or drugs, he’s not using them for fun anymore, he’s abusing them. It’s too much now, people are worried,” they wrote.
While it sounds like fans have nothing to worry about, they have every right and reason to worry about their favourite artist’s wellbeing.
Over the past few years, the music industry has been rocked by the tragic and often sudden deaths of multiple young artists. In 2018, Mac Miller died after an accidental overdose. A year earlier, fellow rapper Lil Peep died under similar circumstances – both under the age of 26.
That’s not to mention the many artists who make up the ‘27 Club,’ a cultural phenomenon and list of celebrities who coincidentally died at the age of 27. The club is made up of many members, but most notably, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse – who, as we know, passed away in 2011 from alcohol poisoning.
The difference between 2020 and 2011 is that celebrities are far more accessible to their fans. While social media can be a breeding ground for hateful trolls, it also connects fans with their favourite artists in real time.
Luckily, there is no cause for concern when it comes to Post Malone – but at least he was able to listen to his followers and respond to make sure everyone is safe, happy, healthy and on the same page.
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