Oct. 28, 2021 – PewDiePie recently opened up about his struggles with whiskey, which first started as a hobby and turned into something much more dangerous, in a YouTube video on his channel titled “I can quit whenever honestly.” While some fans thought the title meant that PewDiePie was planning to stop producing content, he really just wanted to share his experiences with drinking, and to explain why he won’t be drinking alone again. In a moment of frank honesty, PewDiePie ended up sharing one of the most intimate parts of his life. 

PewDiePie mentioned that in addition to whiskey, he might have been addicted to YouTube. “I was so scared of losing YouTube through all these controversies, that I was fueling one addiction out of my fear of losing another one,” he explained. PewDiePie was careful to say that he didn’t want to portray his situation as worse than anyone else’s, but that he feels it’s important to destigmatize addiction in all its forms.

Now, PewDiePie says that he doesn’t “feel anything” when thinking about whiskey or nicotine, but he acknowledged that addiction is something many people — himself included — could struggle with for their entire lives. For PewDiePie, embracing Stoicism and other philosophic practices helped him come out of a dark place, but he said that everyone has to make their own decisions about what sort of life they want to lead. In the end, PewDiePie didn’t speak out in a judgmental way. Instead, he brought light to a serious issue he struggled with and gave context to some of the darker moments in his career.

Fans saw PewDiePie’s honesty as a good thing, for the most part, and many thanked him for sharing his experiences.


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