Tom Holland: Spider-Man star announces social media break citing mental health reasons

‘I get caught up and I spiral when I read things about me online’

Louis Chilton
Sunday 14 August 2022 19:33 BST
Tom Holland says he's taking social media break for mental health reasons
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Tom Holland has said he is stepping away from social media for mental health-related reasons.

The Spider-Man: Homecoming star has been absent from social media in recent weeks.

Holland said he had deleted the Twitter and Instagram apps from his phone and did not intend to post in the forseeable future.

In a video explaining the move, Holland said: “I find Instagram and Twitter to be overstimulating, to be overwhelming.

“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.”

Holland also used the opportunity to speak about the teenage mental health charity Stem4, which he sponsors.

He spoke at length about the various apps that the charity provides, describing them as “fantastic” and “really helpful” for young people struggling with mental health.

“So again thank you for listening. I’m going to disappear from Instagram again,” he said. “And to everyone out there thanks for your love and support. I love you all, and I’ll speak to you soon.”

Holland can next be seen in the Apple TV+ series The Crowded Room. The series began filming earlier this year in New York.

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