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Kameron Michaels Breaks Year-Long Silence & Explains Social Media Hiatus

Kameron Michaels Breaks Year-Long Silence & Explains Social Media Hiatus

Kameron Michaels
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The RuPaul’s Drag Race superstar went almost a full year without posting on social media.

We missed you, Kameron Michaels!

The RuPaul’s Drag Race season 10 finalist took an unexpected hiatus from social media for nearly a year, which had fans concerned about his personal wellbeing and also wondering what was the status of his drag career.

On Friday, October 20, Michaels, out of drag, shared a new video on Instagram and TikTok explaining why he took some time off, away from social media. The Drag Race star said:

“It’s been a very long time since we have spoken. I think it’s been almost a year actually… so hello again. I haven’t posted anything in a very long time. I wanted to share something, before I post anything else, that is very important to me and a very big deal to me. The universe is univers-ing with me feeling the need to make this video and come out. This month of all months, October is ADHD awareness month. Recently, this year, this late in life, I was diagnosed with ADHD. That might not sound like a big deal to some of you, and that is very understandable, because ADHD didn’t sound like a big deal to me before I was diagnosed to me. ADHD meant like, ‘Oh, you’re hyper. You can’t focus.’ It is astronomically more complex and difficult. So I’m posting this video to let you know that I will be talking about it. It’s very important for me to do so.”

He continued:

“After my diagnosis, seeing videos of other people talking about their symptoms and how they deal with it in their day-to-day life brought me to tears. I would sit and watch videos and cry, because suddenly my brain and the way that it reacts to certain things just started to make sense. If I can post those videos and help just one other person understand themselves a little bit better. That’s all I could ask for. Those videos [aren’t] going to be all of my content, but I am going to talk about it. Those videos may not be for you, and that’s ok. You can scroll right past them. But I’m posting them because this diagnosis has changed my life. And again, if I can talk about it and help someone else, I’m going to do it.”

“I feel like I’m reintroducing myself because I’m meeting myself for the first time,” Michaels concluded. “I’m excited to be back. I’m excited to share some things that have gone on in my life and we have a lot to catch up on. Oh my god, we have so much to talk about! And we will. But I wanted to make this video first because this is a very big deal and it will be part of my content moving forward. My neurodivergent brain is braining the way that it brains. It’s not fun sometimes. Anyways, now we know. I’m excited to move forward and post some stuff for you guys again. Happy to be back. Oh, and also, Happy Halloween!”

The last pictures shared on Michaels’ Instagram had been from October and December 2022 – making this almost a full year of absence for the Drag Race star. Thankfully, it seems like Michaels has been working on his mental health and took a much-needed break from social media platforms to focus on those priorities.

We couldn’t be happier to hear that Michaels is back feeling energized and in touch with his mental health. Love to see it!

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