Post Malone Says He's Cutting Back on Alcohol For the Sake of His Daughter
Post Malone is new to life as a father, but he has embraced it wholeheartedly. The 28-year-old rapper has been open about his excitement for fatherhood since he first announced that his partner was pregnant in May 2022. "I'm excited for this next chapter in my life. I'm the happiest I've ever been," he told TMZ at the time. Since his daughter was born, the "Sunflower" singer has kept life with her pretty private. But he recently opened up about how much being a dad has changed so many of his views, particularly those around drinking and his overall health.
In an interview on Alex Cooper's podcast, "Call Her Daddy," Malone shared his biggest fear as a father and how it's caused him to rethink some of his habits. "I guess not being able to be there for my baby, which is a new fear," Malone told Cooper. "That's why I tried to slow down on drinking, to take better care of my body." He's also cut out sodas from his diet.
Malone shared that he's currently trying to undo some of the damage his body has withstood over the years. "I went to the doctor, and they said, 'Hey man, your liver sucks,'" Malone told Cooper. So he's working on "fixing it" by cutting down on things like alcohol and incorporating healthier habits into his routine. Now, Malone says he mostly saves the drinking for shows and performances and doesn't drink when it's tied to negative emotions.
"I used to drink because I was sad," he told Cooper. "Now, I drink for shows and because I'm happy. It's hard getting out there and I get so shy and timid and sh*t, so I just drink a little bit to, I guess, cope with that and be able to get my liquid courage, literally." He also addressed his rumored drug usage during the episode. "Everybody thinks I'm on drugs. I'm not on drugs," he clarified to Cooper, specifically addressing rumors about meth. But he did admit to having done shrooms several times. "Respectfully, I don't owe anybody an explanation for anything . . . [but] there is people who genuinely care and I kind of wanted to put their mind at ease," he then went on to say.
Right now, Malone says he's focused on his music and being a great dad, admitting that he couldn't have picked a better partner in his fiancée (her identity has been kept private). "I've always wanted kids and, like, a big family," Malone told Cooper. "And I could tell she was going to be a really good mama. And she's like, No. 1 mom in the f*cking universe."
His best dad skill? "Having money," Malone joked, adding that his credit card number would be baby's first word. But on a more serious note, Malone said that he's also trying to teach his valuable life lessons, like "you can't make everyone happy" — something he admittedly still struggles with. Malone also gave listeners a tiny glimpse into bonding time with his little one, which includes guitar sessions and rocking out to Godsmack together. "It was really cute," Malone said. Here's to the happy family!