It has been reported that Elon Musk, the well-known entrepreneur and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has received advice from his worried friends to consider going through a process of recovery due to his rumored drug use. According to a recent report published by the Wall Street Journal, acquaintances of the 52-year-old billionaire, including fellow billionaire Larry Ellison, have proposed that he take a trip to Ellison’s Hawaiian island in order to abstain from drugs during the winter of 2022.
There are concerns arising from Musk’s alleged presence at gatherings in Hollywood where he was observed partaking in a liquid version of ecstasy, colloquially known as ‘molly water.’ This conduct, combined with his purported utilization of illicit substances such as LSD, cocaine, and psychedelic mushrooms, has caused anxiety among Musk’s acquaintances. A mounting apprehension is emerging that his after-hours engagements might have an adverse effect on the six companies under his supervision, as well as the considerable resources possessed by investors, amounting to approximately $800 billion.
The report highlights instances where Musk’s behavior allegedly affected business meetings, such as slurring his words and rambling incomprehensibly at a SpaceX meeting in 2017. The concern for his well-being extends beyond personal worries, as Musk’s role is deemed crucial to the value of his companies, potentially jeopardizing approximately $1 trillion in assets, tens of thousands of jobs, and significant parts of the U.S. space program.
Elon Musk’s lawyer, Alex Spiro, maintains that Musk takes and passes random and routine drug testing at SpaceX, in spite of the Wall Street Journal’s concerns. The debate surrounding Musk’s lifestyle choices has intensified as a result of his open admission of marijuana use on the Joe Rogan show and his remarks regarding his ketamine prescription.
This most recent disclosure comes after a string of events over the years, such as Musk consuming marijuana in public, tweeting about it that prompted SEC investigations, and top executives resigning over his actions. According to the story, Musk’s inner circle is becoming increasingly uneasy about the possible effects of his drug usage on his health and the viability of his companies, especially SpaceX, which has important contracts with NASA. Elon Musk is at a crossroads, with consequences for his personal and professional life hanging in the balance, as the concerns grow.