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Tom Holland attends the "Uncharted" photocall at cinema Publicis Champs-Elysees on February 11, 2022 in Paris, France.

Tom Holland revealed over the weekend that he’s stepping away from social media platforms in order to take better care of his mental health.

The Spider-Man: No Way Home star hasn’t been active on Instagram and Twitter for a few months now. In a video posted to Instagram Sunday (August 14), he provided fans with an explanation. He captioned the video:

“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.

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.

Love to you all, and let’s get talking about mental health.”


Holland told his 67.7 million Instagram followers in the video, “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.”

Later in the video, Holland added, “There is an awful stigma against mental health and I know that asking for help and seeking help isn’t something that we should be ashamed of, but it is something that is much easier said than done.”

At the end of his post, Holland thanked his fans for listening and said he will “disappear from Instagram again. I love you all — and I’ll speak to you soon.”

Watch below:

5 Amazing Moments From the ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Trailer

  • J. Jonah Jameson's Return

    As Tom Holland’s Spider-Man carries MJ through what looks to be Times Square, J K Simmons’ iconic voice says, “That’s right folks. Spider-Man is in fact Peter Parker!” He appears on a few monitors with what seems to be the Daily Bugle‘s logo, then showing a split photo of Peter and Spider-Man with “Public Enemy #1” across it.

  • There's Snow in Doctor Strange's House

    As Peter runs into Doctor Strange’s home, everything is covered in powdery, white snow. You can even see a guy shoveling snow in the corner when Peter arrives. We guess Doctor Strange never got around to fixing that hole Hulk left from Infinity War. Also, how great is it that even with a hoodie and puffer jacket, Doctor Strange still manages to throw his coveted cape over?

  • Green Goblin's Bomb

    As you hear that sinister laugh we all know too well from the first Spider-Man (2002) movie, a bomb gets dropped — and quite literally as Green Goblin’s bomb bounces onto a highway packed with cars. “Be careful what you wish for, Parker.”

  • Alfred Molina's Doc Ock is Back

    The first multiverse reveal comes via Alfred Molina reprising his role from Spider-Man 2 as Otto Octavius, stepping into frame with his infamous Doc Ock arms. He sinisterly says, “Hello, Peter,” to who we believe will be Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man, as Doc Ock wouldn’t know who Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is. We must wait and see for any upcoming trailers confirming Maguire and Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man characters in the multiverse.

  • Peter Messing Up Doctor Strange's Spell

    Nothing is funnier or puts you on the edge of your seat more than this scene where Peter Parker is starting to regret his decision in having people forget he’s Spider-Man. The more he spirals in the idea of MJ forgetting all their moments together, the more he ruins Doctor Strange’s concentration — which ultimately leads to tampering with the stability of space-time.

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