Kendall Jenner quit Instagram because she became “too dependent” on the social media site.
The 21-year-old model sparked concern among her fans when her photo-sharing page suddenly disappeared without warning at the weekend.
But Kendall insists there was nothing sinister in her decision, but she just felt like she needed a “detox” away from constantly browsing the app.
She said: “I just wanted to detox. I just wanted a little bit of a break. I’m always on it. I would wake up in the morning and look at it first thing. I would go to bed and it was the last thing I would look at. I felt a little too dependent on it.”
And the ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ star was stunned when she realised her decision had become global news around the world.
She told talk show host Ellen DeGeneres: “It’s so crazy to me that it even became huge news like that. Like, I have no idea how that [happened]].
“I mean, like, I guess I didn’t expect it. I also took my Twitter off my phone. Like, I didn’t delete my Twitter entirely, but I took the app off my phone, so I had no idea anyone was even talking about it. I honestly didn’t even think anyone would care.
“My friends kept texting me and my family members and I was like, ‘How does everyone know?’ And they kept sending me links to, like, CNN and all these things and I was like, ‘Why is this even that big of a deal?’ It’s so crazy.”
But Kendall admitted she won’t be staying away from Instagram forever.
She said: “I’ll be back. I’ll come back. It’s been two days!. Withdrawals are starting to occur.”