Orlando Brown Turns Up, Apologizes for Disappearance
The star of TV's That's So Raven says he "needed to be alone" and "needed to get away
Orlando Brown of TV’s That’s So Raven, who worried friends and family after he disappeared Tuesday morning, has turned up, saying he simply “needed to be alone.”
In a statement, Brown, 20, thanked fans for their support and apologized for not informing anyone of his whereabouts for over 24 hours.
Brown, who is a musician as well as an actor, said he dropped out of sight after a problem last week involving a scheduled performance at Club Tattoo in Los Angeles. After the incident, the statement said, he “felt a little lost and needed to get away.”
“It got a bit overwhelming and I needed to be alone,” he said.
Brown’s publicist, who had earlier confirmed that he was missing, denied that the disappearance was a publicity stunt. “It was not a hoax,” the rep says.
Brown reportedly left his manager’s house around 10:20 a.m. Tuesday to make a quick trip to 7-Eleven and had not been seen until Wednesday night. According to Brown’s publicist, Elayne Rivers, he had a full day of meetings and appointments in preparation for a photo shoot Wednesday.
• Reporting by KARA WARNER