Someone needs to give Elon Musk a hug or something
Tesla founder Elon Musk's erratic behaviour has inspired a lot of eyebrow-raising headlines recently.
His controversies include becoming embroiled in a court battle over a farting unicorn drawing, as well as a bemusing decision to call a British diver who helped rescue Thai children from a cave "a pedo"
Concerns about his health were raised in April when Musk admitted to sleeping on the floor of the Tesla factory and not showering to meet the production demands of their model 3 car.
Now in a new interview with The New York Times, Musk has broken down in tears and attempted to explain his recent erratic behaviour, saying he has had an "excruciating" year.
"It’s not been great, actually. I’ve had friends come by who are really concerned," Musk said.
Musk's Twitter account has been the subject of speculation for various revelations he has made on the social network, including announcing he was "considering taking Tesla, private".
"It seemed like better karma at US$420 than at US$419,” he said in the interview. “But I was not on weed, to be clear. Weed is not helpful for productivity. There’s a reason for the word ‘stoned.’ You just sit there like a stone on weed."
He did, however, admit to taking sleeping pills, saying, "It is often a choice of no sleep or Ambien."
'At multiple points in an hour-long interview with The New York Times, he choked up, noting that he nearly missed his brother’s wedding this summer and spent his birthday holed up in Tesla’s offices,' the paper writes of the meeting in his home in Los Angeles.
"If you have anyone who can do a better job, please let me know," Musk says at the conclusion of the interview. "They can have the job. Is there someone who can do the job better? They can have the reins right now.”