Post Malone is setting the record straight about his health after fans have spotted him exhibiting a noticeable slimmer appearance and speculated that his new image was a result of drug use.
On Friday (April 28), the 27-year-old rapper and producer (whose real name is Austin Post) took some time out of his schedule to settle the rumors that had been swirling around about his health and recent rapid weight loss.
On Instagram, Malone posted a lengthy message to his more than 23M followers, writing, “Hello everybody. I hope you’re having a great night. I wanted to say that I’m not doing drugs. 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.”
Read Post Malone’s Statement Below
The “Circles” singer, who – with his fiancée (whose name has not been disclosed) – welcomed a daughter in the summer of 2022, also noted that his slimmer appearance may be due to the fact that he has adopted better food and liquid choices as a way to show his child a healthier way of living and also in hopes to be around for her for years to come.
“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,” Malone shared his decisions, adding that he intends to quit even more bad habits in the future. “Next up is smokes and brews, but I like to consider myself a patient man… lol!”
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Working On New Music
At the time of his informative post, Malone was in Antwerp, Belgium, in the midst of the second leg of his Twelve Carat Tour. And, while the New York native is busy playing shows on the road, he promises fans that new music is on the way as he is preparing for the release of his next album.
“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,” he writes, alongside a selfie that shows him lying down on a bed next to a pair of snakeskin cowboy boots. “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 fu* crushing it. Goodnight nerds😤spread love and rock on🥾🥾🥾.”
Could Post Malone Be Releasing A Country Album?
Malone didn’t name the upcoming project that he is working on, but, in the past, he has mentioned the possibility of releasing a country album.
“To be honest, there’s nothing stopping me from taking a camera or setting up in my studio in Utah and just recording a country album [to put] on YouTube,” Malone, who has covered country songs, including Sturgill Simpson’s “You Can Have The Crown” and Brad Paisley’s “I’m Gonna Miss Her,” said during an interview on The Howard Stern Show. “I’m allowed to do that. I’m a human being.”
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The anticipated collection will be the follow-up to 2022’s Twelve Carat Toothache album and his recently dropped The Diamond Collection, which arrived after he made history for having the most singles out of any other artist to receive RIAA diamond-certified status.
The Diamond Collection includes all eight of Malone’s diamond-certified hits, “White Iverson,” “Congratulations” (feat. Quavo), “I Fall Apart,” “Rockstar” (feat. 21 Savage), “Psycho” (feat. Ty Dolla $ign), “Better Now,” “Sunflower” (with Swae Lee), “Circles,” plus his brand-new track, “Chemical.”
Additionally, Malone’s next stop on his Twelve Carat Tour takes place on Sunday (April 30) at the Hallenstadion in Zürich, Switzerland. The trek will wrap up on May 20 in the Netherlands.