“Unfortunately with all the negativity people choose to send on twitter as well as threats to there [sic] own well being. I’m sad to say twitter is . . . no longer for me. I have enjoyed all the kindness and love that came by way, as well as support. But this break is needed,” the Client List actress wrote.
Hewitt, who is pregnant with her first child with fiancé Brian Hallisay, did sign off on a more hopeful note.
“Life should be filled with positivity and holding each other up, not making threats and sending bad vibes. To those of you who made it a joy . . . thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
The 34-year-old is the latest star to quit the social media platform. Last week, Alec Baldwin said his farewell to Twitter after a Daily Mail reporter accused the actor’s wife Hilaria of using the site during James Gandolfini’s funeral service in Manhattan.
“I really learned a lesson at the funeral,” Baldwin, who’s quit Twitter multiple times before, told Vanity Fair after the incident. “I said to myself, ‘This is all a waste of time.’ Meaning it’s fun sometimes, but less and less, and less. It’s just another chink in your armor for people to come and kill you. I stopped and said to myself, I’m going to try where I just don’t do this anymore.”
Before her announcement to quit the site, Hewitt’s most recent tweets included her thoughts on Special K red berries cereal, her condolences to Demi Lovato’s family (after the singer’s father passed away) and a nod to the first day of summer.