ARolling Stone interview caught Musk in his feelings last week after asking about the TeslaModel 3 launch.
After a pause, he excused himself and said “Uh, actually, let me go to the restroom. Then I’ll ask you to repeat that question….I also have to unload other things from my mind.”
Sadly, the launch happened close to his split with model Amber Heard. Proving that breakups are never convenient, he tells the interviewer:
“It might take me a little while to get into the rhythm of things. I just broke up with my girlfriend. I was really in love, and it hurt bad. Well, she broke up with me more than I broke up with her, I think. I’ve been in severe emotional pain for the last few weeks. Severe. It took every ounce of will to be able to do the Model 3 event and not look like the most depressed guy around. For most of that day, I was morbid. And then I had to psych myself up: drink a couple of Red Bulls, hang out with positive people and then, like, tell myself: ‘I have all these people depending on me. All right, do it!'”
He also went on to tell the interviewer, “If I’m not in love, if I’m not with a long-term companion, I cannot be happy.”