'Knives Out' star Lakeith Stanfield assures fans he's alright after worrying social media posts

Lakeith Stanfield attends the 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards - Audi pre party at the Sunset Tower Hotel on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in West Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Lakeith Stanfield (Credit: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Lakeith Stanfield has apologised to fans after posting a series of troubling posts to his Instagram page last night.

Many followers became concerned for the Knives Out and Get Out actor's well-being after he posted videos of him appearing to fill a pill bottle for beta-blockers with alcohol.

He also posted comments including 'I like to be by myself because i can hurt myself and no one tells me to stop or fakes like they care', and another which read 'Reality is boring and moves too slow and no one is trustworthy'.

Comedian and veteran social media user Patton Oswalt later appealed for any mutual friends to check in on him.

“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,” he wrote in a post to Twitter.

But now Stanfield has responded to concerns.

“I’m ok everyone I apologize for making you worry,” he wrote. “I’m ok everyone! I appreciate everyone checking in on me but I’m good. Im not harming myself. Much love [sic].”

His publicists also weighed in, replying to Oswalt: “Everyone! LaKeith is well. Thank you for the concern. We have spoken to him. The love you all have is appreciated.”

Oswalt later posted: “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.”

28-year-old Stanfield shot to fame playing civil rights activist Jimmie Lee Jackson in Selma, and then Snoop Dogg in Straight Outta Compton.

He also starred in horror smash Get Out, whodunnit Knives Out and black comedy Sorry To Bother You. He’ll next be seen in Judas and the Black Messiah.

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