John Legend Explains Why He Scaled Back His Presence on Social Media

“I just found it better for my mental health to stay away,” said the EGOT winner.

John Legend doesn't regret reducing the amount of time he spends on social media.

Last week, the EGOT winner discussed why he decided to limit his usage of different apps with Yahoo Life and how his quality of life has improved.

"I used to be on social media a lot more than I am now. I generally post more on Instagram and some on TikTok, but I kind of stopped posting on Twitter, he told the outlet. He also said that decision was rooted in the latter becoming "a little too toxic."

He continued, "After a while, having that much transparency between you and your audience — not just coming from you, but also coming to you — all the incoming [discourse], it was just a lot. After a while, I was just like, 'You know, I don't need that.' And it's truly better for my mental health. I just found it better for my mental health to stay away."

For "The Voice" judge, a level head is what he values most.

"It's not because I'm some master meditator or something like that," he adds. "I'm built this way. I've been like this my whole life and I'm probably more calm now just with experience."

The 12-time Grammy winner and wife, Chrissy Teigen, share four kids: Luna, 7; Miles, 5; Esti, eight months, and Wren, four months. Legend explained how they embrace the joys of having a large family in all its chaos.

"We've got four kids, two babies. So it's always an adventure in our house, but it just makes it more fun. It's just a lot more energy and excitement at home," he shared.

As for the cookbook author, she is a magnet for chaos.

"Chrissy loves chaos. And not only is it us, but we have friends over at the house all the time. We have people that work with us, nannies, all kinds of folks in the house all the time. We love to cook for people, we love to be social and we love to entertain. We like that kind of chaos."

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