US non-fiction author Ben Mezrich revealed on Tuesday that tech giant Elon Musk once had a mental breakdown because he worried that X, formerly running Twitter, was damaging his reputation.
in an interview with cnbc On Tuesday, the “Breaking Twitter” author alleged: “He got to a point where he locked himself in his office, he was so upset that Twitter employees considered calling for a wellness check by San Francisco police.” They were there because they thought he was going to harm himself.”
“I think he really cares about his reputation.”
According to the author, the 52-year-old tech mogul is a very different person in 2022 than he was before he bought the influential social media platform. page six informed of.
“Twitter broke Elon Musk,” said nonfiction author. “Not only did he destroy this kind of global town hall, he destroyed himself in the process.”
Mezrich attributed the decline in Musk’s alleged mental health to a series of negative events that occurred last year, including being humiliated on comedian Dave Chappelle’s show in San Francisco last December.
The 50-year-old comedian told Musk at the time, “You weren’t expecting this, were you?” before joking, “Looks like some of the people you fired are in the audience.”
The SpaceX founder later reacted to the incident via a tweet, saying: “Technically, it was 90% excitement and 10% boos (except for quiet periods), but, still, it was a lot of boos.” Which is a first for me in real life.”
He said sarcastically, “It’s almost as if I’ve offended SF’s autocratic leftists… but no.”
Additionally, Mezrich claimed that Musk was “stunned” by the audience’s reaction, saying, “This had never happened before with Elon, and it took off.”
Additionally, Mezrich revealed that the Tesla CEO was reportedly affected when his son was attacked by a “crazy stalker” during a comedy program the same month.
An unidentified man in a mask and black hood is said to have followed Musk’s then-two-year-old son in a car in December 2022 and “climbed” on top of the vehicle in Los Angeles.
Subsequently, the masked man identified himself as Uber driver Brandon Collado, who tweeted to Musk, saying, “You have an affair with me and have stalked me and my family for over a year.”
The father of 11 reportedly takes ketamine microdoses to deal with depression, according to a wall street journal Article published in June.
Musk, who suffers from Asperger syndrome, spoke openly about his mental health in 2017 and hinted that he may also have bipolar disorder.
“The reality is great highs, terrible falls and incredible stress. Don’t think people want to hear about the last two,” he tweeted at the time. “I’m sure there are better answers than what I do, which is just endure the pain and make sure you really care about what you’re doing.”
However, Musk’s representatives have yet to respond to Mezrich’s claims. page six,