Figure skater Adam Rippon made his Winter Olympics debut on Monday in Pyeongchang.
After he skated, a reporter from NBC asked him what goes through his mind when he’s on the ice.
“I want to go over to the judges and say, can I just have a Xanax and a quick drink?” Rippon responded.
People on Twitter related to Rippon’s candor.
Adam Rippon made his Olympic debut on Monday when he performed in the figure skating team event — and the 28-year-old did not disappoint. Rippon was hailed as “spellbinding” and “magnificent” by NBC analyst Johnny Weir. Fellow NBC analyst Tara Lipinski said she had chills at the end of the program.
But Rippon’s performance isn’t the only thing that has fans buzzing.
After he skated, Rippon spoke with a reporter from NBC, who asked him what went through his mind when he was on the ice.
“I want to throw up,” Rippon told NBC’s Mike Tirico. “I want to go over to the judges and say, can I just have a Xanax and a quick drink?”
Adam Rippon on what’s going through his mind while on the ice: “I want to throw up. I want to go over to the judges and say, can I just have a Xanax and a quick drink?” pic.twitter.com/trsk5YEhnI
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) February 12, 2018
That candid response is the type of quip that’s made Rippon a breakout favorite at the Winter Games. On Twitter, people seemed to appreciate Rippon’s honesty.
“Nothing in the Olympics is more relatable to the U.S. people than Adam Rippon wishing he could take a Xanax and a shot before going to work,” one Twitter user wrote.
Nothing in the Olympics is more relatable to the U.S. people than Adam Rippon wishing he could take a Xanax and a shot before going to work.
— Rachel Ayn Konick (@MsRachelAyn) February 12, 2018
I am deceased from @Adaripp asking for a cocktail live on @NBCOlympics
— AR (@frstbrnmdlchild) February 12, 2018
@Adaripp – LOL – asking judges if you could pause for a #xanaxandaquickdrink! The universal remedy for jangled nerves. And, although you have competed in multiple rodeos, you are still adorable – at the ripe old age of 28!! #TeamUSA
— Major Cynic (@majorcynic) February 12, 2018
Rippon will be skating again in the men’s singles event, which begins Feburary 16.
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