Tom Holland is taking a break from social media and ‘spirals’ when he reads things about himself

‘It’s detrimental to my mental state’: Tom Holland says he is taking a break from social media and ‘spirals’ when he reads things about himself online

Tom Holland has said he is taking a break from social media because it is ‘detrimental’ to his mental state and he ‘spirals’ when he reads things about himself online.

The actor, 26, took to Instagram on Saturday and shared a video of himself confirming he’d be stepping away from his platforms and has deleted Twitter from his phone.

He said: ‘Hi guys. So I’ve been trying to make this video for about an hour now, and for someone that has spent that last 13, 14 years, however long I’ve been acting…I cannot seem to say what I need to say without ‘um-ing’ and ‘ah-ing’ every five minutes, so I’m gonna try again. 

Stepping away: Tom Holland has said he is taking a break from social media because it is 'detrimental' to his mental state and he 'spirals' when he reads things about himself online

Stepping away: Tom Holland has said he is taking a break from social media because it is ‘detrimental’ to his mental state and he ‘spirals’ when he reads things about himself online

‘I have taken a break from social media for my mental health, because 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.’

Alongside the video, Tom wrote a post encouraging his fans to donate to the charity Stem4 which supports positive mental health in teenagers.

He wrote: ‘Hello and goodbye… I have been taking a break from social media for my mental health, but felt compelled to come on here to talk about Stem4. 

‘Stem4 is one of the many charities The Brothers Trust is extremely proud to support – and I’d like to take a moment to shine a light on their fantastic work. Please take the time to watch my video, and should you feel inclined to share it with anyone who it may resonate with – it would be greatly appreciated. 

Mental health: The actor, 26, took to Instagram on Saturday and shared a video of himself confirming he'd be stepping away from his platforms and has deleted Twitter from his phone

Mental health: The actor, 26, took to Instagram on Saturday and shared a video of himself confirming he’d be stepping away from his platforms and has deleted Twitter from his phone

‘There is a link in my bio to The Brothers Trust Shop, where you can buy a t-shirt, and help us continue to help these amazing charities thrive. Love to you all, and let’s get talking about mental health.’

The Spider-Man star was inundated with messages of support including from his friend Justin Bieber who wrote: ‘Love you man’.

Another user called Tom the ‘best person ever’ while another added: ‘Good man’. 

The actor has a huge platform on social media and has over 67million followers on Instagram alone.

Tom is currently busy filming his new show The Crowded Room in New York where he takes on the lead role of Danny Sullivan alongside co-star Sasha Lane.

Post: Alongside the video, Tom wrote a post encouraging his fans to donate to the charity Stem4 which supports positive mental health in teenagers

Post: Alongside the video, Tom wrote a post encouraging his fans to donate to the charity Stem4 which supports positive mental health in teenagers

Support: The Spider-Man star was inundated with messages of support including from his friend Justin Bieber who wrote: 'Love you man'

Support: The Spider-Man star was inundated with messages of support including from his friend Justin Bieber who wrote: ‘Love you man’

The Crowded Room ‘is an anthology series that will explore inspirational stories of those who have struggled with mental illness and learned to live successfully with it,’ according to Deadline. 

Season one, which will be 10 episodes, is based on the life of writer and producer Akiva Goldsman as well as parts of the Daniel Keyes biography The Minds of Billy Milligan.

The performer will portray Danny, a character based on Milligan, who was the first individual to be acquitted of a crime due to multiple personality disorder.

Tom said: 'I have taken a break from social media for my mental health, because 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' (pictured in 2021)

Tom said: ‘I have taken a break from social media for my mental health, because 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’ (pictured in 2021)

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