Is Lakeith Stanfield okay? Fans worry about star's health after he talks about hurting himself in cryptic posts

Stanfield shared a post, captioned 'I like to be with myself because I can hurt myself and no one tells me to stop or fakes like they care', among others that worried his fans


                            Is Lakeith Stanfield okay? Fans worry about star's health after he talks about hurting himself in cryptic posts
Lakeith Stanfield (Getty Images)

Actor and rapper LaKeith Htiekal Stanfield or Lakeith Lee Stanfield -- sometimes credited as Lakeith Stanfield -- had fans worried after he posted a series of now-deleted videos featuring a medicine bottle. In one, he captioned, “I like to be with myself because I can hurt myself and no one tells me to stop or fakes like they care.” In another snippet, the medicine bottle was filled with some liquid and captioned “Bottoms up” and another one, appeared to be a close shot of the inside of the bottle with the caption, “Outside is crazy imma just stay inside form now (sic).”

But soon he deleted those cryptic posts. Naturally, social media was worried. A worried fan wrote, "Someone needa check up on lakeith stanfield fr."

 



 

Another suggested, "Anyone have an address to contact his local police to perform a welfare check?"



 

Another concerned fan posted, "Woooooow I hope Lakeith Stanfield’s loved ones are on their way to him. I don’t wanna see a crazy headline in the morning."



 

A user tweeted, "I hope Lakeith Stanfield and Azaelia Banks get the necessary help and support they need and find that light within. I don’t want to wake up to any troubling headlines. 2020 has been trying as is."



 

Most people appealed their followers to check if somehow somebody close to the artiste could be contacted. One said, "Somebody PLEASE if you know anyone who knows Lakeith Stanfield or might be able to reach him PLEASE reach out and get this man to safety. I dont know what’s going on but he clearly needs support and love."



 

Later, comedian Patton 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."



 

Another user, writer Britni Danielle, also tweeted, "Heard from my boy who knows LaKeith. He said they spoke and he's fine. Those pill bottles are old, according to him. Told him to tell Lakeith to stop posting cryptic ish and freaking people out."



 

A PR firm, Platform PR, also concurred, "Everyone! LaKeith is well. Thank you for the concern. We have spoken to him. The love you all have is appreciated."



 

Later, the artiste himself posted on Instagram, "I'm ok everyone! I appreciate everyone checking in on me but I'm good. I'm not harming myself. Much love." Social media and his fans did breathe a sigh of relief. One of them commented on the post saying, "Goddamn I was so so worried - so glad you’re okay!" Another said, "I love you! and i love your work! both music and movies. can’t wait to experience your next projects. especially jatbm. i never really pray, but i’m praying for you and your peace of mind. goodnight."

According to a March GQ article, the artiste was gearing up to release a new album, 'Self Control', which is “about struggling and striving and getting through the harder times—and coming out on the other side with some hope.” In the same article, when he was asked what he was listening to, he replied, "I've been listening to a lot of instrumental music, getting into a vibe. When I went to Costco, I was playing The Walking Dead’s theme song. It's kind of funny when you ride through the streets and it looks so post-apocalyptic. It kind of just calms you."

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