Post Malone has denied any drug use during his stage performance on Thursday, as he address fears from fans about his state of health, after a video of him in strange behaviour went viral online.
The video shared online showed the 24-year-old rapper stumbling on stage, slurring his words and struggling to get up after falling on stage in one of the cities in his “Runway” tour.
The viral video showed Post Malone performing ‘I Fall Apart’ before he started acting funny, as he stumbled, and then fell before rolling on the floor in a dramatic fashion, prompting fans to express concern about his health, and probably was under the influence.
Post Malone addressing the viral video and fans expressing their concern, said at his show on FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee on Friday night. “I’m not on drugs! I feel the best I’ve ever fucking felt in my life,” he told the audience.
“And that’s why I can bust my ass for these shows and fucking fall on the floor and do all that fun shit. But for anyone that’s concerned here, I appreciate the love and the support, but I feel fucking fantastic and I’m not doing drugs.”
Before Post Malone made his statement, his family and crew were clear that they viewed those antics merely as his on stage persona.
Smitty, who DJs for Post Malone (born Austin Richard Post), shared an Instagram story seemingly in response to the video that caused concern, reading: ‘Posty is fine. This is his stage presence. Had no doubts.’
In the story shared by the DJ, there were comments on the video by Post Malone’s manager Dre London, opening act Tyla Yaweh, and Carnage.
Carnage commented ‘He’s just vibin…not that serious,’ to which Dre London responded ‘[precisely] brother. All vibez.’ (sic)
Smitty himself wrote, ‘lo ya’ll buggin wtf,’ and Tyla Yaweh said ‘Chill my brother living his best life.’