Post Malone is a fan of doing mushrooms for recreational use – but he’s apparently used them so much, his short-term memory has been affected.
The “Congratulations” hitmaker stopped by Apple Music for in-depth conversation with Zane Lowe on Wednesday (July 26), ahead of the release of his new album, Austin. After noting he’s never done hard drugs “in my entire life,” he opened up about his use of the magic mushrooms.
“Yeah, I take shrooms,” Posty began. “I like shrooms. I like shrooms. Not as much as I used to. It’s really affected my short-term memory. Maybe it was just a stint of habitual overuse. Daily. But now I take a little bar of chocolate with my buddies, a little square chocolate and just laugh and laugh and laugh.”
He continued: “I was talking to a ranger buddy of mine. He was a ranger and he was saying they’re giving it to guys for PTSD and stuff. And I was like, oh that’s cool because a lot of the times, a lot of pharmaceuticals, they have negative reactions often.
“And it’s cool to see that they’re giving them this medicine and it’s actually working. He was saying his buddy was going through it and it really helped him a lot. I don’t know. It’s interesting because it’s improved. It has improved my view on things.
“Making the last record, I was so, so, so… Well, writing it, I was so, so sad,” Post added. “But now I’m so happy and it’s definitely improved my viewpoint on life.”
You can watch the full interview below:
Back in April, Post Malone was forced to address concerns relating to his body and stage presence after people accused him of being on drugs while on tour. But he made it clear – it’s just dad life.
“4/28/2023, Antwerp Belgium! hello everybody, i hope you’re having a great night,” he began. “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. 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.”
In addition to quitting soda and eating healthier, Post Malone is also planning to quit beer and cigarettes at some point. He also revealed he’s been working on new music recently.
“next up is smokes and brews, but i like to consider myself a patient man… lol!” he wrote. “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.
“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 fucking crushing it.”
He added: “goodnight nerds. spread love and rock on.”
Post Malone’s new album Austin drops on Friday (July 28).