Musk, 47, has a reputation for being an eccentric visionary.
Musk admitted that he has been charging full speed ahead in all directions - with the production of his electric-car company's first mass-market vehicle, the Tesla Model 3, and with the many business and personal obligations he says have begun to affect his health.
In a statement the firm's board paid tribute to Musk's "commitment and dedication to Tesla" and praised him for "having hundreds of thousands of cars on the road that customers love" and "employing tens of thousands of people around the world".
Musk went on to deny reports that the message had sparked angry calls from board members or others involved with the privatization bid. And some board members have expressed concern not only about Mr. Musk's workload but also about his use of Ambien, two people familiar with the board said.
"This past year has been the most hard and painful year of my career", he told the newspaper.
In a wide-ranging and emotional interview with the New York Times published late on Thursday, Musk, Tesla's chief executive, described the difficulties over the a year ago for him as the company has tried to overcome manufacturing issues with the Model 3 sedan.
But funding, according to the Times, was not secured at the time of the tweet, as Musk had yet to acquire a guarantee of investment from Saudi Arabian investors with whom he had been discussing a deal to take Tesla private. I've had friends come by who are really concerned'. But his out-of-the-blue announcement of a potential Dollars 72 billion buyout of the publicly held company raised a huge ruckus and pushed Tesla's shares up 11 per cent in a day, raising the company's value by USD 6 billion.
He said in the interview that he had wanted to offer a roughly 20 per cent premium over where the stock had been trading, which would have been about $US419. "There's a reason for the word 'stoned.' You just sit there like a stone on weed", he said.
Hansen claims Tesla told him not to disclose or investigate other sensitive matters, according to the statement, including the alleged theft of over $US37 million of copper and other raw materials from the Gigafactory between January and June and the alleged involvement of a Tesla employee with a Mexican drug cartel.
The company said the board formed a special committee to evaluate proposals to take the company private.
In a separate report, The Wall Street Journal said securities regulators have been investigating if Tesla misled investors about Model 3 production problems.
Musk and officials with Tesla's board plan to meet with SEC officials next week, according to the Times.
The billionaire was forced to apologise to a British diver who helped to rescue the boys after Musk labelled him "pedo guy".
Musk is the CEO and controlling shareholder of the rocket company.
While Musk has described himself as "half Democrat, half Republican" in the past, critics said it was hypocritical of a green energy CEO to donate almost $40,000 to the GOP.
He also advised that further research is required to fully understand the long-term health impact of vaping. The researchers did admit that more study is needed to full determine health effects of vaping on humans.
When she does that time at the Fillmore West, she's singing basically hippy rock music to an audience of hippies. Singer Diana Ross , 74, said: "I'm sitting in prayer for the wonderful golden spirit, Aretha Franklin ".
He did, however, say that Kohli, who was struggling with a back injury late in the Lord's Test, is feeling much better now. "When the occasion demands, it's a case of mental resolve, how you put mind over matter", said the coach.
Aviation authorities have closed the airport's main runway until 4pm, forcing some airlines to cancel, delay or reroute flights. After rounding over the airport for almost an hour, the plane attempted landing at 15:55 UTC, when the accident was reported.
Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid was on the field before the game and somehow managed to avoid joining the list of injured. With Carson Wentz still recovering from a torn ACL, the Eagles can't afford to have any other quarterbacks out longterm.
The sources said that Ford government will also announce on Monday the start of a consultation process with industry stakeholders. "The Government of Ontario will not be in the business of running physical cannabis stores", Finance Minister Vic Fedeli said.
Verizon's 5g network will launch in 4 major markets to start out with: Sacramento , Los Angeles , Houston and Indianapolis. As mobile devices become available in early 2019, Verizon plans to quickly move to be first in 5G mobile service.
Due to the large number of complaints, the government quickly made a decision to revoke the operating license of Tencent . In recent months, Tencent has faced many difficulties with establishing and maintaining its gaming operations.
The teenage Aretha cuts loose in the '50s, revving up a raucous congregation at her father's New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit. She had a four-octave vocal range and was a self-taught pianist, who learned without knowing how to read music.
40 children killed in Yemen bus strike
Tens of thousands of Yemenis have been injured and martyred in Saudi-led strikes, with the vast majority of them are civilians. The International Committee of the Red Cross reported the same toll on Friday, citing authorities in Saada .
Pentagon postpones Trump’s military parade
The city's governing District of Columbia Council was critical of the plan when announced , voicing its displeasure on Twitter . In February, White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney told Congress the parade would cost between $10 million and $30 million.
Transfer: Real Madrid ready to offer Chelsea €180m for Hazard
However, a Cristiano Ronaldo-less Real side hit back when Gareth Bale teed up Karim Benzema to equalise shortly before half-time. Real Madrid will be looking to put the defeat behind them when they kick off their La Liga campaign against Getafe on Sunday.
MoviePass Just Made It Harder-Again-to See Movies
The company is going to release a schedule each week so people can plan ahead and figure out what days each movie is available. In an email to customers, CEO Mitch Lowe said MoviePass will offer up to six films a day to choose from.
Storm Ernesto set to hit Lancashire with heavy rain and wind
A track somewhat similar to Hector is most likely at this point, with the closest approach to the Big Island Tuesday or Wednesday. However, there will be a little bit of sunshine during the early hours of the day before it gradually turns misty and murky.
Aretha Franklin, "Queen of Soul", Dead at 76
Aretha Franklin's death follows her hospitalization at a Detroit hospital last week after her undisclosed illness got serious. There was the time she clapped back at a New York Post columnist who assumed how Aretha related to her bosom.