RAPPER RAMZ is “getting the support he needs” after he posted the word suicide on his social media accounts today, his family has said.
The 22-year-old who rose to fame with his track Barking, which reached No 2 in the UK charts, shared an image depicting an act of someone taking their own life along with the caption “suicide” on his Twitter and Instagram accounts.
Both posts have since been deleted and all images have been removed from his Instagram account.
Reassuring concerned fans, his mum and management posted a message on his social media accounts informing supporters that he was “in the right hands”.
“Thank you guys for all your messages. Ramz is in the right hands getting the support he needs,” the post read.
Ramz, whose real name is Ramone Rochester, has previously spoken out about his struggles with mental health and said that his mum and friends have had to tell him not to do anything to harm himself.
A number of artists have shared their support for the star on social media.
Krept tweeted: “Big up Ramz, very clean hearted good guy. Sending him all my love today. Lost my best friend to mental health. It’s so serious. Prayers up for him. If you can just send him some love man. A nice tweet or dm etc. Forget the jokes for a sec… just send him love. He needs that.”
Tion Wayne wrote: “Ramz genuine clean heart but it’s crazy that there is sick people out there that will be getting a kick out of this.”
He also slammed people making light of the situation.
“Bare fake tweeting right now makes me sick deep down it’s entertaining for you p***** getting your fix of someone else’s pain,” he wrote.
DJ Kenny Allstar tweeted: “My prayers are with Ramz…if only some people understood how much negativity on social media can really affect someone’s mindset…I’m mad disappointed man.”
Ramz was scheduled to perform at Splash festival in Germany this week but he has been removed from the lineup.
For helplines, readers in the UK can contact Samaritans by calling 116 123 (free from any phone) or email email@example.com. A wider list of services can be found via mental health charity Mind here.
Readers in the US can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline on 1-800-273-8255.
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