Post Malone addresses health concerns over weight loss after being accused of doing drugs
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Post Malone offered up an explanation for his weight loss after fans shared concerns about his changing appearance and speculated he might be taking drugs.
The 27-year-old has been non-stop over the last few weeks, putting on gigs, releasing new music, collaborating with other stars and travelling the world.
Posty has kept up a positive presence online, but a lot of fans couldn't help but notice that he's lost weight recently, with snaps showing off his body proving that he's dropped a few pounds.
While his weight isn't exactly a topic for the public domain, a lot of his followers started to get concerned that there might be a more sinister reason for his changing appearance.
One tweet claimed he 'doesn't look well' and suggested drugs might be 'taking a toll on him', while another reads: "Is post Malone on drugs? How did he lose all that weight? I’m worried."
A lot of fans did point out that you don't have to take drugs to lose weight, but Malone set the record straight once and for all when he took to Instagram to explain what's really been going on.
Sharing a selfie from his bed, Malone began: "Antwerp Belgium! hello everybody, i hope you’re having a great night."
Getting straight to the point, the singer continued: "i wanted to say that i’m not doing drugs."
Malone said that 'a lot of people' have asked about his weight loss, but he insisted that he has 'never felt healthier'. He explained that he's just been 'having a lot of fun performing', and he's also made some lifestyle changes after hitting a pretty big milestone: becoming a dad.
Malone welcomed a daughter with his fiancée in May 2022, and since 'dad life kicked in' he decided to give up drinking fizzy drinks and start eating more healthily so he can 'be around for a long time for this little angel'.
"Next up is smokes and brews, but i like to consider myself a patient man… lol!," he continued.
As well as getting used to parenthood, Malone has also been in the studio working on new music, which he said he's 'so excited' to share.
"Thank you for your patience and support y’all. you make my heart beat," he said.
"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 f**king crushing it. goodnight nerds. spread love and rock on."
The candid post has been met with dozens of comments from fans noting that while it's a shame he had to explain himself in the first place, they're 'happy to know [he's] happy'.