John Legend on why he limits social media use

John Legend on why he limits social media use

The 'Nervous' singer says platforms like X (formerly Twitter) can be come "a little too toxic". 

John Legend, Chrissy Teigen and two of their children
John Legend, Chrissy Teigen and two of their children/ Instagram (@johnlegend)

John Legend is opening up about why he spends less time on social media these days. 

The singer, who is the latest star to take a social media break, decided to cut back for his mental health.

It's not uncommon for celebrities to spend a lot of time on platforms such as Instagram, TikTok, and X as they help market their careers. 

However, social media can be a very dark place. Speaking to Yahoo Life in a recent interview, John says he used to be online a lot more than he is now.

"I generally post more on Instagram and some on TikTok, but I kind of stopped posting on Twitter (X)," the 44-year-old said. He noted that X can be "a little too toxic".

"After a while, having that much transparency between you and your audience — not just coming from you, but also coming to you — all the incoming [discourse], it was just a lot. After a while, I was just like, 'You know, I don't need that.' And it's truly better for my mental health," he said. 

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But it is unlikely that John will go completely silent on his fans. The 'All Of You' hitmaker, who has nearly 16-million followers on Instagram, is currently a judge on 'The Voice', and often shares clips from the show.

The EGOT winner is also booked and busy as far as his music career is concerned.

John also launched a personal care brand called, Loved01 (loved one), in February. 

He is busy on the homefront as well. John and his wife, model Chrissy Teigen, welcomed two children in 2023. They welcomed their third child - a daughter named Esti - in January

The couple's surrogate mother gave birth to their fourth child, a son named Wren, in June. 

They have two older children named Luna and Miles. 

Main image credit: Instagram/@johnlegend


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