Cole Sprouse has returned to Instagram after taking a “mental health break” from social media.
The Riverdale star has been absent online in recent weeks after he was accused of sexual assault by a fan on Twitter late last month (June 2020) – allegations he vehemently denied.
Returning on Tuesday (July 28, 2020), however, the actor told fans he’d had a “much needed mental health break” and promised he’ll be “more active soon”.
“Know I’ve been off of social media for a while. Decided to take a much needed mental health break,” the 27-year-old penned alongside a scenic black-and-white photo in Tulum, Mexico.
“I’ve never been the most active user of social media, but even the minor amount I had been engaging during quarantine had become a bit too taxing. Work is slowly beginning to pick back up within a new normal. And as someone who has only ever really known work their entire life, I found that I’m best on a schedule. Knowing when to step away like I did in college, and when to re-engage is a fundamental skill for any young performer.”
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody star continued: “Take your breaks. Mental and physical health always come first. In time we’ll all be able to see more clearly what this pandemic actually is- a massive global trauma. The effects of which have, in no small way, been encouraged tremendously by the failings of the US.
“We’re in the midst of a huge election, and I encourage everyone here in the United States to deeply consider our ‘modern’ medical health care system,” he concluded, adding, “I’ll be more active soon my sweet little babies.”