Post Malone has finally addressed the concerns over his drastic weight loss and revealed that he has had the transformation by following a strict diet, and not because of substance abuse. For the past few weeks, fans had been wondering if the rapper had been sticking to drugs.
Malone, whose real name is Austin Richard Post, first made news for his weight loss during a concert in Australia in February. The 27-year-old rapper, who became a dad last year, also revealed that he decided to change his lifestyle and diet after the birth of his daughter.
Post Malone Denies Substance Abuse, Credits Strict Diet for Weight Loss
The Sunflower rapper took to Instagram on Thursday and penned down a lengthy note to shut down rumors of his substance abuse. He posted a selfie and wrote, “Antwerp Belgium! hello everybody, i hope you’re having a great night. i wanted to say that i’m not doing drugs.”
Malone further wrote, “i’ve had a lot of people ask me about my weight loss and i’d suppose, performance on stage. i’m having a lot of fun performing, and have never felt healthier. i guess dad life kicked in and i decided to kick soda, and start eating better so i can be around for a long time for this little angel.”
The Rapper Says He is Trying to Quit Smoking Too
Malone added that he would now like to quit smoking and drinking as well. “next up is smokes and brews, but i like to consider myself a patient man… lol!” Last year, the rapper revelaed that he was smoking around 40 to 45 cigarettes every day.
Malone also teased new music for his fans and wrote, “i’ve spent a bit in the studio lately working on new music, and am so excited to share it with you, thank you for your patience and support y’all. you make my heart beat.”
“i just wanted to say hi, and hopefully i’ll be posting more on here, my brain is in a super dope place, and i’m the happiest i’ve been in a long time. if you’re having a hard time or need some love, i can say that you’re loved more than you know, and keep fucking crushing it. goodnight nerds????spread love and rock on????????????,” he concluded.
Malone’s Drug Usage Rumors Surfaced in February
In February, the rapper had a concert in Australia, the video of which went viral when fans noticed a considerable change in his physique. Malone had refuted the rumors at that time as well, saying that ‘he’s not on drugs or sick.’ A source doubled down on the claims by revealing that the artist ‘adhering to a strict diet and working out’ for a movie role.
While Malone is clean now, he had a long struggle with drug addiction and alcoholism. In June last year, he talked about the phase and said, “It was vodka, and it was bodying fifths and trying to hang in there and talking to people who weren’t f—ing there. Now I just want to be better every f—ing day. All we can do is just don’t be a d—head, that’s the golden rule.”
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