AceShowbiz - Drake Bell has broken his silence after his disappearance prompted a search by Daytona Beach police. After sparking questions about his whereabouts, the actor appeared to dismiss the reports that he was missing and "endangered."
Taking to his Twitter page, "The Amanda Show" alum claimed that it was a misunderstanding because he misplaced his phone. "You leave your phone in the car and don't answer for the night and this?" so he tweeted on Thursday, April 13, adding a face with tears of joy emoji, just a few hours after police found him alive and well.
In response to Drake's tweets, his fans expressed their genuine worries about the actor when he was reported missing. "I was so worried that I felt physically sick when I read the news this morning. People love and care about you more than you know!" one person wrote.
A second one added, "WE WERE REALLY SCARED! But it means we care a lot about you!" A third echoed the sentiment as writing, "I saw the article and immediately went to your page to see if you had tweeted lol my heart stopped for a second."
Earlier on Thursday, the Daytona Beach Police Department reported that Drake was missing and a search was conducted to find him. "Officers are looking for Jared Bell, DOB 06/27/1986," the authorities announced via Facebook.
"He should be traveling in a 2022 grey BMW and his last known location is potentially the area of Mainland High School on 4/12/2023 just before 9p.m.," they added. "He is considered missing and endangered. If you know where he is or have any information, please contact Detective Jayson Wallace at 386-671-5207 or [email protected]."
A few hours later, police confirmed that they have located the 36-year-old star. "UPDATE: 4/13/2023 1:26p.m. - At this time, we can confirm law enforcement officials are in contact and Mr. Bell is safe," they wrote. They added that Drake was found in their jurisdiction "unharmed" and confirmed deputies "took action" to ensure the "Drake & Josh" alum received a "mental health evaluation."