Elon Musk’s father revealed on Monday that he urged his billionaire son to take diet pills to lose weight after seeing his recent photos of him frolicking shirtless on a yacht in Greece.
Errol Musk gave a peek at his eldest’s appearance during an unrestricted 20-minute interview with the Kyle and Jackie O show on Australian radio station KIIS FM.
“Elon is very well built and he’s very, very strong, but he eats badly,” Errol said, adding that he recommended his eldest son to take a diet pill called garcinia cambogia, which he says helps him. had helped. lose a few pounds.
Elon, a single father of nine, caused a stir on social media when he was photographed in mid-July vacationing in the Aegean Sea with top talent Ari Emanuel and his new wife, Sarah Staudinger, on a $20,000-a-week motor yacht. .
When topless snaps of the busty businessman went viral, the outspoken SpaceX boss took on the deluge of comments online about his appearance, joking that he needed to take off his shirt more often.
“Haha damn, maybe I should take my shirt off more often… release the pinch!! (already back at the factory btw),” the Tesla mogul tweeted.
Responding to a tweet defending his appearance a few days later, Elon wrote: “Tbh that’s good motivation to train, eat healthier and maybe take my shirt off outside more than once a year haha. “
In the elder Musk’s interview on Monday, the 79-year-old downplayed Elon’s success – and instead praised the accomplishments of his younger son, restaurateur Kimbal Musk, whom he called his “pride and his joy”.
The eccentric South African engineer said that at 50, Elon is already “an old man” and he fears his son won’t find a partner with him all the time.
Errol himself has seven children by different women, including his youngest son and daughter, whom he shares with his 34-year-old stepdaughter-turned-lover.