But as we all know, fame often doesn’t come easily. And Psy was no exception to the rule. In a 2013 interview with the Sunday Times, he revealed that he had suffered childhood abuse at the hands of his father, that he had once been arrested for drug possession back in South Korea… and that he loved to drink.
“If I’m happy, I’m drinking, if I’m sad, I’m drinking. If it’s raining, I’m drinking, if it’s sunny I’m drinking,” he said. Those words were surely familiar to alcoholics all over the world. “If it’s hot, I’m drinking, if it’s cold, I’m drinking,” he went on. Vodka, Psy told the newspaper, was his “best friend.” Fans were glad that Psy had brought the issue up – but they were also worried.