Drake Bell Speaks Out After Being Reported Missing

Drake Bell at the 20th Annual DesignCare Gala, Private Estate, Malibu, CA 07-14-18 — Photo by s_bukley/Deposit Photos

Hours after police said he was found safe, Drake Bell addressed his “disappearance” Thursday afternoon on Twitter.

“You leave your phone in the car and don’t answer for the night and this?” the actor and singer tweeted along with a laughing emoji.

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Bell, whose full name is Jared Drake Bell, was initially reported missing by the Daytona Beach Police Department in a Facebook post early Thursday morning.

Police described the former Nickelodeon star as “missing and endangered,” and said he was last seen driving his 2022 gray BMW in the area of Mainland High School before 9 p.m. Wednesday.

When some residents reacted to the post with skepticism, the department added a comment saying, “For those asking, this is a legitimate post from the Daytona Beach Police Department.”

Hours later, Bell was found.

“At this time we can confirm law enforcement officials are in contact and Mr. Bell is safe,” the department wrote in an update to the first Facebook post.

Born in Newport Beach, California, Bell began his entertainment career as a child in the early 1990s.

The 36-year-old star has faced a string of run-ins with the law, including a DUI conviction in the Los Angeles area in 2016.