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Alessia Cara makes a sudden return to social media after leaving due to bullying

David Friend, The Canadian Press

Published Wednesday, November 28, 2018 8:23 PM EST

Last Updated Wednesday, November 28, 2018 8:24 PM EST

TORONTO – Alessia Cara has made a sudden return to social media saying she does not want nasty comments to sway her from interacting with fans.

The 22-year-old singer from Brampton, Ont., Posted on her Twitter account late Wednesday, calling her short exit from the platform the "shortest break ever."

Little more than a day earlier, the Grammy-winning pop artist announced she was taking a break from both Twitter and Instagram, saying she needed some time away from the sometimes vicious messages sent to her by strangers.

Her decision was accompanied by screen shots from her Twitter account that showed her users criticizing her appearance and firing obscenities at her.

But Cara's exit was short, which she acknowledged partly because her new album "The Pains of Growing" is due for release on Friday.

"It would not be fair to leave you guys hanging during the album time," Cara wrote to her fans on Twitter.

"You've always shown up for me and I want to show up for you, not letting this period be tainted by my sensitivity towards hits to my ego.

Cara expressed her surprise that her decision to temporarily leave Twitter and Instagram captured as much attention as it did.

"I'm taking my own steps to navigate this weird thing called the internet in hopes that I can maintain a healthier, more positive environment for both you and me." I hope you do the same, "she added.

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