LaKeith Stanfield Assures Fans He’s OK After Worrying Social Media Posts

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LaKeith Stanfield Assures Fans He's OK After Worrying Social Media Posts
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Fans became worried about the actor after he posted several troubling videos on his Instagram.

LaKeith Stanfield has assured fans that he’s alright after the actor shared a series of worrying posts on Instagram. Stanfield shared the since-deleted posts late Tuesday morning, with each one accompanied by a cryptic message.

“I like to be by myself because I can hurt myself and no one tells me to stop or fakes like they care,” one post read, which included a video of Stanfield pouring alcohol into a pill bottle featuring a label for carvedilol, a beta blocker used to treat high blood pressure.

Fans, as well as other entertainment figures, took to social media inquiring that anyone close to Stanfield check up on him after his posts were shared.

“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? Like RIGHT NOW?” actor Patton Oswalt wrote in a since-deleted tweet. “He’s posting stuff on IG that has me worried for his well-being. Thank you.”

Stanfield later took to Instagram to share a statement on his wellbeing, and assured fans that he was OK.

“I’m ok everyone! I appreciate everyone checking in on me but I’m good,” the statement read. “I’m not harming myself. Much love.”


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

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Platform PR, the publicists on behalf of Stanfield, also confirmed Tuesday that the actor was OK.

The trailer for Judas and the Black Messiah, which Stanfield stars in, was recently released. The actor portrays FBI informant William O’Neal, who infiltrated the Black Panther Party.

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