A series of disturbing and threatening messages posted to 27-year-old boxer Adrien Broner’s Instagram account Wednesday caused concern that Broner was on the verge of taking his own life – but Cincinnati police have confirmed that "all is well" with Broner.
Broner posted a photo Wednesday afternoon that said "3PM I’m doing it I’m sorry to my family and friends but I don’t want to be here no more." Broner then posted a photo of a gun, and a final photo that said "25 minutes."
A photo posted by Adrien Broner (@adrienbroner) on
Broner’s fiancee later posted on Snapchat that "Adrien is okay," and FOX19 in Cincinnati reported that Broner was unaware of the posts and believed he had been hacked.
Broner’s posts quickly went viral on social media, and many users tried to contact the Cincinnati Police department to investigate the matter. @CincinnatiPD confirmed Wednesday that Broner was unharmed.
@CincinnatiPD is aware of concerns regarding boxer @AdrienBroner. Have looked into this and made contact. All is well. Thx for the concern!