The 24-year-old took a break from playing at a concert in Memphis, Tennessee on Friday to explain that he is “not on drugs” and that he feels better than ever.
The online outcry began after viral videos showed Malone tripping and falling on stage.
Clips also seemed to show him “struggling with picking up a microphone, slurring his words, rolling his eyes and falling,”
“I am not on drugs,” he said during the concert on Friday, in footage recorded by an attendant. “I am feeling the best I’ve ever felt in my life. So that’s why I will bust my butt for these shows so f — fall on the floor and do all that nice s—.”
“But I appreciate the love and support for everyone involved here but I feel f — awesome and I don’t do drugs.”
People had started speculating about Post’s well-being after video appeared showing him apparently behaving out of character.
His tour photographer Adam DeGross answered Friday’s rumors on Instagram, saying, “No-one is doing drugs, no-one is going nuts, all is fine.”
“The stage is made of grates, so you can see the light show, he took his foot and played it off,” added DeGross, describing one of the moments in the original videos. “Then during ‘ Rockstar ‘ he still made those expressions [ he ] did it for the last 100 series.”
Post’s father, Rich Post, has made appearances to answer these concerns regarding the health of his son, He tweeted, “I don’t want to come across those of you who have expressed concern about Austin as insensitive. Your heart-warming honesty and compassion towards him is certainly appreciated”.
Post Malone is now in the midst of his Runaway run, which kicked off in Tacoma, Washington, in September. Post will return to Europe this summer where he will finish his tour at Hyde Park in London on July 2.
Earlier this week, Malone was announced as the cover star for the spring / summer issue of GQ Style. The “Sunflower” singer spoke out about his many face tattoos in an interview with the publication, saying they the “come from a place of fear.”
“I’m a motherf ugly-ass—” he said. “Maybe it comes from a place of insecurity, where I don’t like how I look, so I’m going to put something good on it so I can look at myself and say, ‘You look cool, kid,’ and have a little self-confidence when it comes to my look.”