Spider-Man star Tom Holland announced he’s been taking a break from his massive social media presence in order to improve his mental health.
Holland, 26, announced on his break from the “overwhelming” world of social media on Instagram yesterday. He admitted that he “spirals” when he reads negative press about himself online.
“I spiral when I read things about me online,” he said. “Ultimately, [social media] is very detrimental to my mental state. So, I decided to take a step back and delete the apps.”
Holland, who hasn’t posted anything to Twitter or Instagram since July 1, used the opportunity to promote a charitable cause he endorses. He even acknowledged the one-off post as an excuse to try to raise money for the org.
“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 @stem4org. Stem4 is one of the many charities @thebrotherstrust is extremely proud to support – and I’d like to take a moment to shine a light on their fantastic work,” Holland wrote in an Instagram post that has gotten more than 17 million views since it was posted Sunday.
“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. 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.”
His last post almost exactly six weeks ago also mentioned the org by name.
Tom Holland began his career in the West End production of the musical, Billy Elliot. He went on to star in the films The Impossible, In the Heart of the Sea and Uncharted, before catching his biggest break to date in 2016 when Marvel cast him as the new Spider-Man.