Tom Holland claims he is avoiding social media in order to concentrate on his mental health.
The “Spider-Man: No Way Home” actor, who hasn’t been active on social media in recent weeks, briefly appeared on Instagram on Sunday to declare that he has removed Twitter and Instagram from his devices.
The 26-year-old actor claimed in the three-minute clip that social media applications had started to be “detrimental” to his mental health and that reading about himself online causes him to “spiral.”
“I have taken a break from social media for my mental health because I find Instagram and Twitter to be overstimulating, to be overwhelming,” he told his 67.7 million followers.
“I get caught up and I spiral when I read things about me online and ultimately it’s very detrimental to my mental state. So, I decided to take a step back and delete the app,” he said.
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Holland, who is currently dating his “Spider-Man: Homecoming” co-star Zendaya, also used his “very, very brief” return as an opportunity to spotlight UK-based teenage mental health charity Stem4, which he supports through his organization The Brothers Trust.
“There is an awful stigma against mental health and I know that asking for help and seeking help isn’t something we should be ashamed of,” he added.
Holland signed off by telling fans he was “going to disappear from Instagram again” but thanked them for their “love and support”
He said: “I love you all and I’ll speak to you soon.”
Holland’s candid video prompted praise from fans and fellow celebrities, including singer Justin Bieber, who commented, “Love you man.”
Professional wrestler Ricochet wrote: “Man, you’re an inspiration to so many. But what matters is your physical and mental health, so take care and come back better than ever!”