By Toyin Owoseje, CNN
Tom Holland says he’s stepping away from social media to focus on his mental health.
The ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ star, who has been absent from digital platforms for the past few weeks, made a fleeting return to Instagram on Sunday to announce that he had removed Instagram and Twitter from his devices.
In the three-minute video, the 26-year-old actor said social media apps had become ‘damaging’ to his mental state and he was ‘running in circles’ when reading about himself in line.
“I took a sanity break from social media because I find Instagram and Twitter to be too empowering, overwhelming,” he told his 67.7 million followers.
“I get caught and spiral when I read things about myself online and ultimately it’s very detrimental to my mental state. So I decided to take a step back and delete the app,” a- he declared.
Holland, who is currently dating his ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ co-star Zendaya, also used his “very, very brief” return to shine a light on UK teenage mental health charity Stem4, which he supports through his organization The Brothers’ Trust.
“There is a terrible stigma against mental health and I know asking for help and seeking help is not something we should be ashamed of,” he added.
Holland signed off 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 will talk to you soon.”
Holland’s candid video drew praise from fans and other celebrities, including singer Justin Bieber, who commented, “I love you man.”
Professional wrestler Ricochet wrote, “Man you are an inspiration to so many people. But what matters is your physical and mental health, so take care and come back better than ever!
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