After health scare, YouTube star Eugenia Cooney’s newest photo gives fans hope

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Fans are ecstatic that a new photo has emerged showing YouTuber Eugenia Cooney amid her months-long break from the internet to focus on her health.

Cooney’s followers have been worried about her since rumors of her death began circulating earlier this year, and many have speculated in the past several years that she might have an eating disorder. In February, Cooney wrote on Twitter, “Hi guys! I appreciate the concern. I’m taking a break from social media and voluntarily working on this with my doctor privately. Please respect that.”

In January, she apologized for her absence on YouTube and dispelled the rumor that she had died.

“Btw I’m so sorry people make up such crazy stuff, but I am alive and definitely not dead,” she wrote at the time. “I was really surprised to hear that was going around about me, but everything is fine!”

In her absence, rumors about Cooney’s health and comments about her body still circulated. Early this year, YouTube star Keemstar tweeted a photo of Erika Costell, writing “Eugenia Cooney 2019.”

That led Jake Paul—Costell’s ex-boyfriend—to call him “a piece of trash” for his apparent body-shaming of both Costell and Cooney.

Cooney hadn’t been heard from since February. But her hairstylist posted a photo of Cooney on Instagram late last week.

Fellow YouTubers and Cooney’s fans couldn’t have been happier. Keemstar commented that Cooney is “doing really good right now.”

https://twitter.com/KEEMSTAR/status/1135283426402230273

https://twitter.com/sixyqueenz/status/1135555396897255424

Cooney has not commented on Twitter or Instagram, and she has not discussed her specific health issues. Her last post on either social media site was made on Feb. 10. She has not uploaded a YouTube video for her 1.5 million followers since Jan. 28.

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Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz is a staff writer at the Daily Dot specializing in YouTube and boxing. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. A longtime sports writer, he's covered the NFL for CBSSports.com and boxing for Forbes. His work has been noted twice in the Best American Sports Writing book series.