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#stillirise

Lewis Hamilton responds to fans' concerns after 'giving up' post on social media

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Published on Oct 19, 2019

Lewis Hamilton has reassured fans that he hasn't "given up" - after the Formula One star sparked concerns with worrying social media posts this week.  The 34-year-old, who is on the verge of winning a sixth Formula One world title, urged his fans to go vegan and said he feels like "giving up on everything" due to his concerns about the environment.   Hamilton, who switched to a plant-based diet in 2017 and in September he helped launch a vegan burger restaurant in London, spelt out his feelings about the state of the world in three posts on Instagram .  But after saying he feels "like giving up on everything" as "why bother when world is such a mess", Hamilton has now responded to fans' fears and insisted he is still fighting.  "Good morning World. I just wanted to send a message of positivity to you, I hope your weeks [sic] been amazing and wishing you a great weekend," he wrote on Instagram.  "I appreciate all the positive vibes you've sent my way. I haven't given up, I'm still right here fighting! #stillirise."  Hamilton previously said it had taken him "32 years to understand the impact" he was having on the world, adding he was "figuring out daily" how to "play a better part".  "I want my life to mean something and honestly up until now my life's had no meaning," he said. "Being a part of the issue is not meaningful. Being part of the solution is and I'm striving to do better."  Hamilton called on his followers to "research" and "recognise" how what they ate kept "the meat and dairy industry flourishing and therefore deforestation, animal cruelty, our seas and climate decaying on a daily basis".  Hamilton added: "Go vegan, it is the only way to truly save our planet today. It can be done so quickly, all you have to do is put your mind to it.  "Honestly I feel like giving up on everything. Shut down completely. Why bother when the world is such a mess and people don't seem to care. I'm going to take a moment away to gather my thoughts. Thank you to those of you who do give a damn about the world."

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