LaKeith Stanfield cause quite a stir on social media Monday night after posting a series of messages that seemed to imply he was ready to end his life. Thankfully, the “Get Out” actor is saying all is well.
The startling posts began with a video of Stanfield pouring alcohol into a pill bottle with the caption, “I like to be by myself because i can hurt myself and no one tells me to stop or fakes like they care.”
I hope LaKeith Stanfield is ok. This is alarming. Hopefully some good folks in his life are going to check on him ASAP. pic.twitter.com/aVr89R81X1
— Ronald Isley (@yoyotrav) August 11, 2020
LaKeith followed that video with closer shots of the pill bottle with the captions, “Reality is boring and moves too slow and no one is trustworthy” and “bottoms up.” Immediately fans began praying for his safety and pleading for a wellness check.
I hope Lakeith Stanfield is okay. His ig posts made my stomach drop #lakeithstanfield
— G (@fuckingonzo) August 11, 2020
someone needa check up on lakeith stanfield fr pic.twitter.com/0b1VHcLXx1
— faiz (@bcztheinternet) August 11, 2020
Don’t call the cops for a wellness check often times for Black people and POC, it can end in them dying. I know everyone is worried about LaKeith, but also don’t put him in a situation where he can be unjustly killed by cops.
— Britknee Moanae (@HiBritneyMonae) August 11, 2020
Prayers for Lakeith’s well-being. Please send good energy his way. Please.
— CHIKA 🕹 (@oranicuhh) August 11, 2020
After realizing that people were concerned for his well-being, Stanfield deleted the troubling messages and posted this update apologizing for making everyone worry.
LaKeith’s public relations rep also issued a statement saying the actor “is well.”
Everyone! LaKeith is well. Thank you for the concern. We have spoken to him. The love you all have is appreciated.
— Platform PR (@platformprteam) August 11, 2020
We’re glad to hear that he’s not harming himself, but we still hope there’s someone around him who’s keeping an eye on his well-being. Sending prayers his way!