PewDiePie opens up about his past drinking habits in emotional podcast - Dexerto

PewDiePie opens up about his past drinking habits in emotional podcast

Published: 22/Jul/2019 19:41 Updated: 23/Jul/2019 1:18

by Brent Koepp


YouTube superstar Felix ‘PewDiePie‘ Kjellberg recently opened about “self control” and his past problems with alcohol in a brutally honest podcast on July 10.

PewDiePie may be best known for his meme reviews and comedy, but he’s also used his channel in the past to talk about serious issues with his audience.

In 2017, he released two videos on mental health and ‘forced positivity’ within the YouTube community. In the videos, he addressed how unhappy YouTubers can be, and why it’s okay to talk about depression. Now he’s opened up about his own personal history with alcohol.

PewDiePie opened up about past alcohol issues

The Swedish YouTuber recently appeared on the ‘Cold Ones’ podcast, which is hosted by ‘Anything4views’. During the almost two hour long conversation, the humorous tone suddenly turned serious when PewDiePie opened up about about his past drinking habits.

 “I read this book on Buddhism, and it talked about self-control, and being in control of your body. And not always just doing what your craving wants you to do. I never thought about self control before, and how that changes your mentality.” he said.

(Timestamp 00:00:17 for mobile viewers.)

He then talked about a drinking habit he didn’t realize had formed. “I used to have this habit of drinking whiskey, and I realized how hard it was just to stop that habit. I was like oh shit, it was actually kind of scary.”

The YouTube superstar dove into the reasons why he started drinking, and said: “I started drinking whiskey because I was always working constantly. I never felt like I had a period where I could chill or relax at the end of the day.” He even retold a story where he was on a call with Disney at the time, and drank to relieve the stress.

This isn’t the first time he’s mentioned it

During the height of the PewDiePie vs T-Series showdown, the YouTuber released the sarcastic ‘Congratulations’ video when T-Series passed him in subs.

Surprisingly, the song contained the lyrics “Just there to pop bottles with my nine-year-old army, non-alcoholic cause I had a real problem” which referenced his past problems with alcohol.

PewDiePie’s honest conversation about alcohol shines a light on how stressful some jobs can actually be. And how easy it is for a habit to form without even knowing it.

We hope that the conversation makes more people realize that anyone can form a habit, and it’s okay to talk about it and get help.


Minecraft streamers TommyInnit, Tubbo & more dominate Twitch after Dream SMP finale

Published: 24/Jan/2021 12:29

by Georgina Smith


Streamers who are part of Dream’s SMP Minecraft server such as TommyInnit, Tubbo, Quackity, and more, are topping the list of the fastest growing streamers on Twitch following an SMP finale stream.

The Minecraft community has experienced a giant surge in popularity throughout the past year, with the 2011 game providing a central focus for a huge number of streamers who have seen a boost in their follower count recently.

Largely this resurgence in popularity is due to the huge multi-streamer server named the ‘Dream SMP.’ Dream is a popular Minecraft speedrunner and YouTuber, and while the SMP (survival multiplayer server) started off as a simple fun server, it quickly progressed into remarkably detailed roleplay and lore, which has captivated fans across the world.

Minecraft promo image next to Dream logo, Mojang, Microsoft Studios /
The Dream SMP is full of many hugely popular streamers and YouTubers.

The story of the Dream SMP features wars, betrayal, revolutions, and more, and these plotlines are acted out and developed by a huge host of streamers who have all appeared in the server or in content relating to the server.

Dream SMP dominate fastest-growing channels

Following a ‘finale’ stream that saw an end to part of the developing story, many of these Dream SMP streamers are shooting to the top of the ranks on Twitch, dominating the fastest-growing streamers list.

According to SullyGnome, 16-year-old Tommy is the fastest-growing account on the platform, with his average viewers at a whopping 300,000. This follows his finale stream in which he peaked at around 650,000 viewers.

(Note: The top channel here, elpront0, is the victim of a follow bot, and so those numbers are discounted)

Table showing the fastest growing streamers for the week up to January 24
SullyGnome’s data shows the fastest growing streamers for the seven days leading up to January 24.

Close behind Tommy, and all within the top ten fastest-growing streamers for the seven days leading up to January 24, are fellow SMP streamers awesamdude, Tubbo, RanbooLive, Quackity, Foolish Gamers, Sapnap, and Philza.

To see this list dominated by one group of people is certainly a testament to the growing popularity of the Dream SMP group. With so many creators on board, the amount of content is practically endless, and clearly a huge amount of work has gone into developing the lore.

Now this finale has passed, fans will be keen to know what’s going to happen next in the world of the Dream SMP, and there’s no doubt that this interest will provide an even bigger boost in numbers for these streamers.