We've missed having Mike Posner in our Mercedes Benz Interview Lounge! So it was exciting for everyone to see the singer in our Zoom room, Friday January 29th. It's been so long since we've caught up with the singer that he's actually walked across the continent in that time!
"Two years ago 2019, I felt very trapped under the weight of my own life, running on a hamster wheel. When Avicii died, I realized man I’m going to die one day as well, either I’m going to do this dream or not," Posner says about his decision to walk across the country. "I started in Atlantic Ocean and I finished 6 months and 3 days later in the Pacific Ocean."
You've got to believe the stories he has from that journey are as crazy as you would think! Posner details to Elvis how he was bitten by a rattlesnake! "I was about 2/3 of the way done. I could see the Rocky Mountains in front of me. I felt something bite my leg....." Eventually someone got service and called 911 where Posner was brought to one hospital and then sent to another to get even more medication for his leg. "I thought I was going to be walking the next day, but I was in the hospital for 5 days. They’re taking your blood every 10 minutes to check for the poison." Posner was at the hospital for 5 days and he couldn't even so much as walk to the bathroom. After going home to Michigan for 3 weeks he "went back to the exact spot that the snake bit me. And I walked 1,000 more miles and walked to the ocean."
There are other intense stories from his trip including one he tells about walking through the heat in Missouri! "didn’t really know the difference between June and July before this walk."
Watch Posner's entire interview with Elvis Duran and the Morning Show above.