Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Lakeith Stanfield Says He’s ‘Not Harming Myself’ After Fans Concerned Over Cryptic Posts


*Fans of Lakeith Stanfield expressed concern for the actor following an alarming message he posted on social media. 

According to Newsweek, in one now-deleted clip, the 28-year-old “Get Out” actor said, “I like to be by myself because i can hurt myself and no one tells me to stop or fakes like they care.”

Another post was captioned, “Reality is boring and moves too slow and no one is trustworthy.”

Naturally, fans worried about him after he posted the cryptic video, including comedian Patton Oswalt

“I have no way to contact Lakeith Stanfield directly. I’ve reached out to some friends we have in common. But can someone on here who knows him PLEASE reach out to him?” wrote Oswalt in the since deleted tweet, PEOPLE reports. “Like RIGHT NOW? He’s posting stuff on IG that has me worried for his well-being. Thank you.”

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I’m ok everyone I apologize for making you worry.

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The Los Angeles–based Platform PR responded to Patton (and fans), noting in a tweet that Stanfield “is well.” 

The statement read: “Everyone! LaKeith is well. Thank you for the concern. We have spoken to him. The love you all have is appreciated.”

“Just got confirmation Lakeith is okay. Sorry if I overreacted,” wrote Oswalt. “Okay getting off Twitter for awhile. Text or DM someone you haven’t texted or DM’ed in awhile and tell them a cool memory you have about them. Good night.”

Stanfield also assured his followers that there is no reason to be alarmed. 

In a brief statement on Instagram, he said “I’m ok everyone! I appreciate everyone checking in on me but I’m good. Im not harming myself. Much love.”

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.




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