Post Malone assures fans concerned about his well-being: 'I feel the best I’ve ever f****** felt in my life'
Update: Post Malone decided to reassure his fans who were concerned for his mental health and well-being after social media started reacting to viral clips of him stumbling around and pulling weird faces at his recent concert appearances.
The tour footage video collage fueled speculation online that the singer might be succumbing to vices like alcohol and substance addiction. “I’m not on drugs,” Malone said during a concert in Memphis, Tennessee on March 6, in footage recorded by a fan. “I feel the best I’ve ever f****** felt in my life. And that’s why I can bust my ass for these shows and f****** fall on the floor and do all that fun s***.”
“But for anybody that’s concerned here, I appreciate the love and the support, but I feel f****** fantastic and I’m not doing drugs.”
Thanks for letting us know, Posty! We were a bit worried for you there!
The Grammy-award nominated hip-hop star Post Malone has fans a bit concerned for his well-being after a series of strange incidents and onstage antics tipped them off that all might not be well in Posty's world. The 24-year-old rapper, whose real name is Austin Richard Post was recently seen behaving erratically in several videos that were going viral on social media, prompting fans to question whether the star's touring schedule was playing havoc with his mental and physical health.
Malone is currently on the road playing gigs as part of his Runaway tour. At several separate stops on the tour, Posty can be seen clearly under the influence of some powerful intoxicants - he was fumbling his lyrics and stumbling on stage, clearly inebriated, struggling to get back on his feet and in some videos, you can even see his eyes rolling back in his head while singing. Other videos show the 'Rockstar' singer high out of his mind while he gleefully waves at the crowd, and plenty of his longtime fans on social media have come forward to ask the question on everyone's mind - "Is Post Malone okay? He looks like he needs help from the way he's been acting lately."
Ever the professional, Malone manfully gets through his performances with the zeal of a true rockstar, so many of his supporters aren't too bothered, claiming that his strange antics are all part and parcel of his artistic expression. But for other fans, enough is enough.
Over the past decade, we've seen plenty of incredibly talented young stars from Amy Winehouse to Juice WRLD sing their hearts and minds out onstage before eventually bottoming out and succumbing to the drugs that unfortunately fueled the similarly unexplainable behavior of these incredibly talented musicians.
In one of the recently posted videos, Posty can be seen singing "I Fall Apart' while literally seeming to come apart at the seams onstage. The fan who posted the video online said "I’m genuinely concerned for Post Malone and his well-being right now." In another video compilation of Malone's strange behavior, a diehard fan said "You can’t sit there and tell me that this is normal behavior 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."
Another fan added: "Someone needs to help post malone and cancel his tour asap. stop brushing it aside and say that this is what he does because this isn't normal behavior it's clearly a cry for help and we've lost too many artists bc of this."
However, people have been swift to come to the singer's defense, saying that he stays away from hard drugs after having too many of his rapper friends (like Lil Peep) die - he even has a tattoo that says "Stay away" to remind himself of this fact. Another fan chimed in, saying, "He always gets super low to the ground during his performances. He tripped/lost balance & continued with the song. I know he drinks a lot & all but he’s completely fine after the show!!"
So hopefully, even though he doesn't look like he's always in control, maybe Post is just really enjoying his rockstar partying life and living it up for his fans - we'd hate to see anything bad happen to him. He's one of the most talented musicians currently out there and his fans definitely need him to stay clean, if not sober.