Tesla CEO Elon Musk's nonstop work schedule is fracturing his relationships with friends and family, and taking a toll on his health, he told The New York Times in an emotional interview Thursday. Laughing at times and crying at others, Musk said "this past year has been the most difficult and painful year of my career. ... excruciating," and "the worst is yet to come." Musk said he works up to 120 hours a week, and between the long hours, SEC scrutiny of Tesla, Ambien use, and his promise to take the company private, Tesla's board is concerned and wants to install a No. 2 at the company, the Times reports. Musk, for his part, tells the Times he's worried about short-sellers "desperately pushing a narrative that will possibly result in Tesla's destruction."
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