Even superheroes need time.
Actor Tom Holland revealed on Sunday that he was stepping away from social media platforms in a desperate attempt to take care of his mental health.
The ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ star hasn’t been active on Instagram and Twitter for a few months now, and it looks like he’s finally given fans an explanation.
The 26-year-old said he deleted the apps from his phone and isn’t looking to reinstall them anytime soon.
“I find Instagram and Twitter to be too empowering, overwhelming,” the actor told his 67.7 million Instagram followers in a video.
“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.
Holland said making the video took him “about an hour” as he tried to put his thoughts into words.
Additionally, the actor opened up about a UK-based teen mental health charity called Stem4, which he is a proud sponsor of through his family’s organization, The Brothers Trust.
“There is a terrible stigma against mental health and I know that asking for help and seeking help is not something we should be ashamed of, but it is something that is much easier to say than to do,” he said within three minutes. – long staple.
Holland thanked his fans for listening, telling them he will “disappear from Instagram again.”
“I love you all – and I’ll talk to you soon,” he signed off.
It wasn’t long before fans were rushing to the comments section to send Holland their best wishes.
“Don’t worry we get it but we will miss you too,” wrote one fan, before another added, “It’s ok tom hope you have a great life.”
“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,” wrote a third.
New York Post