LaKeith Stanfield Fans Concerned After Actor's 'Scary' Instagram Posts

The actor LaKeith Stanfield, known for his roles in films like Get Out, Sorry to Bother You and Knives Out, has received an outpouring of support on Twitter after posting a series of Instagram posts that fans called "worrying," "alarming" and "scary."

In a now-deleted video, the actor appears to pour alcohol into a pill bottle featuring a label for carvedilol, a beta blocker used to treat high blood pressure. This video was captioned: "I like to be by myself because i can hurt myself and no one tells me to stop or fakes like they care."

Another video, meanwhile, was captioned: "Reality is boring and moves too slow and no one is trustworthy," while a third featured the pill bottle and the caption "bottoms up."

The comedian Patton Oswalt brought these posts to the attention of Twitter when he wrote: "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? He's posting stuff on IG that has me worried for his well-being. Thank you."

Platform PR, who act as publicists for Stanfield, however, allayed fan's fears. Replying to a follow-up tweet from Oswalt, they wrote, "Everyone! LaKeith is well. Thank you for the concern. We have spoken to him. The love you all have is appreciated."

Newsweek has reached out to Platform for further comment and will update this article when we get a response.

After receiving this message, Oswalt tweeted: "Just got confirmation Lakeith is okay. Sorry if I overreacted. 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."

Reacting to the four posts, each of which featured the carvedilol bottle, on Twitter user wrote: "extreme longshot but if anyone knows how to get in contact with Lakeith Stanfield or anyone who may know him, please do so IMMEDIATELY he's posting some alarming things on instagram"

Another wrote, "Praying for Lakeith Stanfield. Those IG posts are scary. I hope he gets the help he needs."

A third fan, meanwhile, pointed out Stanfield's habit of posting what the user called "troll stuff." They wrote: "i know lakeith stanfield posts a lot of troll stuff on his insta but this looks kind of serious? Hopefully this was just him joking."

If you or someone you know is suicidal or in emotional distress, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or live online chat on their website.

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