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Elon Musk is reportedly on drugs, and the cracks are showing

Rumors swirl around Elon Musk’s alleged drug issue.

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Does Elon Musk have a drug problem? Apparently, the rumors are flying, and past and current employees are diming out the billionaire CEO.

Apparently, the suits at SpaceX and Tesla are sweating bullets over whispers of Musk’s alleged recreational chemistry experiments. And no, we’re not talking about the kind with beakers and Bunsen burners.

The Wall Street Journal kicked up a storm with a piece that had the execs wringing their hands, worried that Musk’s night moves might be more ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas‘ than ‘Iron Man.’

The report was a potluck of unnamed sources dishing out Musk’s supposed menu of mind-altering items, from the classics like LSD and cocaine to the gourmet stuff like ketamine and psilocybin mushroom.

Forbes and The Independent have followed the thread, highlighting the SpaceX executives’ apprehensions. Yet, in the absence of tangible proof, the story remains nebulous, existing in a realm of speculation and hearsay.

Musk’s public persona, marked by both brilliance and brashness, often blurs the lines between fact and hyperbole.

In the spirit of responsible journalism and a nod to the sources that have covered this story, we maintain a balanced perspective (VICEThe Independent, Forbes).

Now, Musk, in a tweet that’s as defiant as a cat in a bathtub, swatted back at the WSJ’s claims, professing his innocence.

He even threw in a plot twist with a three-year drug test saga that would put any telenovela to shame, courtesy of NASA.

Musk claims he’s as clean as a whistle, and his lawyer backed him up with a mic drop: the CEO never failed a test.

Forbes and The Independent have been riding the gossip wave, too, echoing the concerns of those shadowy execs.

But let’s not forget, folks, this saga is juicier than a steak at a Silicon Valley dinner party, yet it’s all as unsubstantiated as my diet plans after New Year’s.

What’s the verdict on Elon Musk’s drug use?

Elon Musk smoking a blunt on a show.
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The jury’s still out. Until we get a front-row seat to Musk’s personal life – which is as likely as finding a phone charger when you need one – we’re all just spectators in this soap opera.

So, as we wait for the dust to settle or for Musk to tweet something else that’ll send us all scrambling for our keyboards, here’s a tip of the hat to the original reporters who brought this story to our screens.

In the end, whether Elon Musk is a space cowboy or just a CEO with a flair for the controversial, one thing’s for sure – he knows how to keep us talking. And until we know more, that’s exactly what we’ll do.

Representatives for Musk couldn’t be reached at press time, but something tells me this isn’t the last we’ll hear of it. Stay tuned, and don’t touch that dial – or, you know, that refresh button.

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Kevin is KnowTechie's founder and executive editor. With over 15 years of blogging experience in the tech industry, Kevin has transformed what was once a passion project into a full-blown tech news publication. Shoot him an email at kevin@knowtechie.com or find him on Mastodon or Post.

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