Pop star Taio Cruz has opened up about his reasons for quitting TikTok, saying he wanted to preserve his mental health after having "suicidal thoughts".
The musician, whose hits include Dynamite and Break Your Heart, said he had been targeted by "hateful" videos and comments on the video-sharing app.
"My body was shaking and I had suicidal thoughts," he explained on Instagram.
"I pride myself on being mentally resilient so the fact that I felt that way, shocked even me."
The 35-year-old added: "Some users posted hateful, mocking videos which spurred a feedback loop of negativity, where more and more people began to join in on the mockery and hate.
"My intention was to make some fun videos and interact with my fans, but some, whom I won't mention, were averse to that.
"For my own mental health, I would rather be where I'm welcomed, for now, TikTok is not that place. Social media shouldn't be like this, sadly it is."
He joined TikTok earlier this week and quickly gained 85,000 followers - but abruptly deleted all his videos on Wednesday, posting a message that read: "Never in my life have I had a more negative experience than the past few days on here".
"This community is not for me," he added.