Partnered Twitch streamer “JadeyAnh” has apologized to her fanbase after an emotionally charged broadcast raised concerns for her safety across the net.
While Twitch is somewhat known for capturing unexpected moments on camera, JadeyAnh gave her viewers a serious shock when she broke out in tears during a game of Overwatch in mid-January.
Although her VOD of the stream has since been deleted, a clip taken from the missing broadcast shows her tearfully opening up to viewers, claiming that she doesn’t want her family to “worry” about her “anymore.”
“It’s just, I feel like emotionally, I only bring sadness to my parents and my grandparents,” she claimed. “It’s been so long since anyone has looked at me without worries, because… I feel like my family can only fully be happy without me. ‘Cause I always know they are worried about me, and I don’t want that anymore for them.”
A worried fan posted the clip to Reddit, where many commenters expressed concern for the streamer’s mental health and physical safety, asking those who knew her to reach out in wake of the distressing video.
Thankfully, JadeyAnh has since responded to the issue via Twitter, apologizing to her viewers for worrying them with her “breakdown” and revealing that she is taking a break from streaming to seek counseling.
“I apologise for the breakdown you witnessed today,” she wrote. “Know that I'm now seeking professional help and [will] keep my online presence on hold ‘til things are better. A sincere thank you to some of you that notified people close to me who helped me when I needed it the most.”
I apologise for the breakdown you witnessed today. Know that I'm now seeking professional help and keep my online presence on hold till things are better. A sincere thankyou to some of you that notified people close to me who helped me when I needed it the most.
— JadeyAnh (@jadeyanh) January 16, 2020
Thus far, the streamer’s post has been met with overwhelming support, with many fans congratulating her on seeking help and offering their own advice after the spread of her emotional clip and a string of other concerning posts.
No matter the popular opinion of Twitch, it’s always heartwarming to see viewers rally behind the streamers and communities they watch and interact with.
UPDATE: JadeyAnh's Twitch channel has been banned as of January 17. She has yet to speak out on her suspension at the time of writing.