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'Stranger Things' Shocker: Fan Fave Barb Reveals She Was Teen Cutter In Graphic Post

Stranger Things Barb Shannon Purser Teen Cutter

Nov. 7 2016, Published 3:49 p.m. ET

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Stranger Things star Shannon Purser made a shocking confession on Monday, November 7, revealing to fans that she once struggled with cutting herself .

The 19-year-old took to Twitter to share her story, giving fans a "trigger warning" before posting a photo of the razor blade she had used as a backup, should she ever feel tempted to injure herself.

"I haven't self-harmed in years, but I kept this around, 'just in case,'" the actress admitted, adding, "I forgot it was there & now it's in the trash."

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Now, Purser seems to be on the up-and-up, especially thanks to her tremendous success in Stranger Things.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, she gushed over her cult following: "The fan response has been absolutely incredible! This was my first acting credit, so I didn't really know what to expect. I loved the character Barb from the very beginning, and I was really excited to play her."


If you or someone you know is experiencing thoughts of self-harm or suicide, please call the Self-Injury Hotline at 1-800-366-8288, the National Adolescent Suicide Hotline at 800-621-4000, or visit to connect with local resources.

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