Yeet Baby TikTok star Chris Rooney found safe after being reported missing

8 August 2023, 17:10

Yeet Baby TikTok star Chris Rooney found safe after being reported missing
Yeet Baby TikTok star Chris Rooney found safe after being reported missing. Picture: @theyeeetbaby via TikTok
Sam  Prance

By Sam Prance

Chris Rooney went missing amid reports that he has split from his wife Emily Rooney.

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Chris Rooney, who is best known for his viral Yeet Baby TikTok videos, has been found safe after he was reported missing.

Last week, news broke out that TikTok and Instagram star Chris Rooney had gone missing. Chris was last seen at his home on Main Street in Fredericksburg, Virginia on 25th July 2023. This led to concern and panic on social media with fans posting videos asking people to look for Chris. Chris' friends and family also shared posts of their own.

Now, people close to Chris have confirmed that the creator has been found in a post thanking everyone for their support.

In a new update, Chris has now shared a statement and his family have confirmed that he is receiving treatment in a mental health facility.

According to TMZ, Chris' family filed a missing person's report for Chris yesterday (Aug 3) with the Virginia police. TMZ's law enforcement sources revealed that "Chris made contact with the police to let them know of his whereabouts and to report he was safe" hours later.

In a now-deleted Instagram story shared to @theyeetbaby account, Chris' family wrote: "He has been found safe. He is safe. Thank you for your prayers."

Chris first rose to fame thanks to his adorable and hilarious videos with his niece Marleigh. He now has over 5.6 million followers on TikTok.

Chris has now released a statement, first published by TMZ: "The amount of love and prayers I have received not just now but over the years, truly has brought me out of some very low times."

"Unfortunately, there was nothing anyone could do to help me. It is something that I have to work on and am going to make it my life's mission to not only get myself healthy but also others," Chris continuned. "If there is one thing I have learned during this time, there are a lot of hurting people in this world and I am going to do everything I can to help them."

Additionally, his family also wrote: "As many of you know, his life the last 6 months have been nothing short of difficult. What you all witnessed leading up to his disappearance was all of his emotional coming to a head."

"We are sure you all have a lot of questions, but those are for Uncle Chris to answer once he is healthy and ready to share his experiences. He is currently being treated at a mental health facility."

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