American actor, filmmaker and comedian Jonah Hill deleted his Instagram following his years-long battle with an anxiety attack. As he deleted his Instagram, Jonah shared a candid letter in which he opened up about his 20-year battle with anxiety attacks. Read on to learn more about this.
A Just Decision To Delete Instagram…
The Wolf Of Wall Street actor believes that he would only be making himself sicker by “going out there and promoting it”. Jonah Hill, 38 deleted his Instagram account this week, but it’s unclear if he removed it before or after his candid letter discussing his nearly 20-year battle with anxiety attacks.
“I have come to the understanding that I have spent nearly 20 years experiencing anxiety attacks, which are exacerbated by media appearances and public-facing events,” Hill, 38, wrote in a statement Wednesday (Aug 19) regarding his lack of promotion for his upcoming documentary, “Stutz,” which details his mental health struggles.
The “Superbad” star said that deciding not to promote the film was an “important step to protect” himself from the pressures of life in the public eye. “If I made myself sicker by going out there and promoting it, I wouldn’t be acting true to myself or to the film,” he explained. “With this letter and with ‘Stutz,’ I’m hoping to make it more normal for people to talk and act on this stuff.
“So they can take steps towards feeling better and so that the people in their lives might understand their issues more clearly.” Hill revealed that while he was looking forward to audiences seeing the film, “you won’t see me out there promoting this film, or any of my upcoming films, while I take this important step to protect myself. If I made myself sicker by going out there and promoting it, I wouldn’t be acting true to myself or to the film.
“I usually cringe at letters or statements like this but I understand that I am of the privileged few who can afford to take time off. I won’t lose my job while working on my anxiety. With this letter and with Stutz, I’m hoping to make it more normal for people to talk and act on this stuff. So they can take steps towards feeling better and so that the people in their lives might understand their issues more clearly.”
Hill last walked a red carpet for the December 2021 premiere of his Netflix film “Don’t Look Up,” where Brady stood by his side. Now, he has disappeared from the social network platform in order to protect his mental health.
More About Jonah Hill…
Jonah Hill’s Instagram mostly included images of his surfer-bro lifestyle, accolades for his sister Beanie Feldstein as well as an occasional snap of his girlfriend, Sarah Brady. Jonah ranked 28th on Forbes magazine’s list of highest-paid actors (June 2014-2015) at $16 million.
As an actor, he is known for comedic roles in movies like “Superbad” (2007), “21 Jump Street”, “This Is The End”, “Moneyball” and “The Wolf Of Wall Street”. Jonah was nominated for an Oscar for the latter. In 2018, Hill starred in the Netflix dark comedy miniseries Maniac and made his directorial debut with the film Mid90s. He also wrote the screenplay for the movie, Mid90s.
Jonah has also provided voices for animated movies like “Megamind”, “How To Train Your Dragon”, “The Lego Movie” (both parts) and “Horton Hears a Who!”. In October 2021, Hill asked fans to stop making comments about his physical appearance stating:
“I know you mean well but I kindly ask that you not comment on my body, good or bad I want to politely let you know it’s not helpful and doesn’t feel good. Much respect. Now, Hill has decided that he will no longer promote his films to protect his mental health.