Drake Bell, known for his role in the Nickelodeon show Drake & Josh and for voicing Spider-Man in Ultimate Spider-Man, reportedly went missing earlier this week, causing concern among his family, friends, and fans. Authorities even labeled him as endangered, heightening the worry. However, he was found safe and sound, and a new report from TMZ has disclosed why the authorities were so concerned.
Drake Bell’s Reported Suicide Threat
According to the report, the Daytona Beach police had reason to believe that Bell’s life was in danger because of an argument with his estranged wife. Apparently, Bell had threatened to get drunk and hang himself after the argument, causing the Orlando Police Department to get involved in the investigation. The police had received information that Bell was in a hotel in Orlando and had threatened his family with suicide.
Who Is Drake Bell’s Estranged Wife?
Drake Bell married Janet Von Schmeling in 2018 after being together for five years. They have a son together and had kept their private life away from the public. However, they publicly announced their marriage in 2021 with a tweet. Although they have since separated, they are committed to co-parenting their son peacefully.
Drake Bell’s Struggles With Mental Health
Bell’s recent disappearance has highlighted his struggles with mental health issues. He has reportedly been having a hard time with everything that’s been going on with him. In 2021, he completed probation over an attempted child endangerment charge, and he has been seeking help for substance abuse. Despite his safe return, those close to him remain worried about his mental state.
Bell has since taken to Twitter to address the incident, explaining that he left his phone in the car and didn’t answer for the night. While he is now safe and sound, the incident has shone a light on the importance of mental health and seeking help when needed.