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Yesterday, Post Malone fans expressed concern for the rapper’s well-being after performance videos from the second leg of his Runaway Tour began making the rounds. In them, Posty was slurring his words, rolling his eyes back and stumbling onstage among other things.

Fans pleaded with the rapper on social media to get help, speculating that Post Malone may have a substance abuse problem and that we need to support him in any way we can. Now, Post Malone has addressed the claims from the stage of his latest tour stop.

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Hours after the videos were heavily reshared, Post Malone took to the stage at the FedExForum in Memphis. There, he directly addressed the fan concern and claims he was taking drugs.

“I’m not on drugs, and I feel the best I’ve ever fucking felt in my life,” he says to the crowd. “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 anybody that’s concerned here, I appreciate the love and the support, but I feel fucking fantastic and I’m not doing drugs.”

As stated, fans had been sharing messages of support for the rapper Friday alongside videos they deemed not to be “normal behavior,” suggesting it was alcohol or drugs.

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Post Malone has been out in support of his latest album Hollywood’s Bleeding with plans to have another album out this year. The Runaway Tour continues Monday at Houston’s Toyota Center with Swae Lee and Tyla Yaweh. Tickets are available here.

Dates:

03/09 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
03/10 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center (without Swae Lee)
03/12 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
03/14 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
03/15 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Arena (without Swae Lee)
03/17 – Ontario, CA @ Toyota Arena (without Swae Lee)
03/19 – San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center
03/21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, there is help to be found. Please consider these online resources:

FEND: Full Energy No Drugs anti-opioid initiative
SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
KPF – Kyle Pavone Foundation

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