Eugenia Cooney is talking to police after someone baselessly reported that she was 'about to die' and in cardiac arrest
- YouTuber Eugenia Cooney said she would visit police next week following an anonymous emergency call.
- It's not the first instance of such calls, and she thinks police want to meet her as a result.
- Viewers have speculated about her welfare for years, but Cooney has assured fans she is "alive".
YouTuber and Twitch streamer Eugenia Cooney assured fans that she is "alive" after revealing that she was in contact with authorities following a call from someone else to police saying she was in a cardiac arrest and was "about to die."
In a series of tweets on May 20, Cooney said that she was heading to the police station at the authorities' request, following a series of calls they had received about her.
In a video posted to her Instagram story, she said she would in fact be speaking with the police next week. Cooney said this isn't the first time she has been "swatted" - a practice in which people anonymously call emergency services leading to them being dispatched to the address.
-Eugenia Cooney (@Eugenia_Cooney) May 20, 2021
"Today has honestly been a little bit strange for me because I was actually about to go down to the police station, which now I guess I don't have to until next week," she said. "The other day I got this phone call where I guess for some reason somebody decided it would be a good idea to call the police and tell them that I was like in cardiac arrest, um, about to die. Obviously, I'm not. Obviously, I'm alive and everything like that." She added, "sometimes I get these weird crazy calls."
The 26-year-old influencer, who has been a creator on YouTube for a decade, has over 2 million followers. Her videos usually focus on fashion and beauty hauls, as well as cosplay - a type of performance art where people wear costumes, makeup, or accessories to look like a fictional character.
Cooney's appearance has led to speculation over the years that she suffers from an eating disorder. In February 2019, calls were made to her local police department to request welfare checks. A YouTube account entitled "Love Eugenia Cooney" posted what they purported to be a recording of a phone call one viewer had with the police in early 2019.
At the time, the Greenwich Police Department in Connecticut said in a tweet that while it was "aware" of concerns, people should "respect [Eugenia's] privacy and wishes."
Following these calls, in February 2019, Cooney revealed she was placed in a 72-hour involuntary psychiatric hold. Cooney returned to the internet five months later as part of a documentary produced by Shane Dawson, entitled "The Return of Eugenia Cooney," in which she said she had been receiving treatment for an eating disorder.
Since Cooney's return to the internet in July 2019, she has continued to upload YouTube videos to her channel.
Referencing the most recent calls to authorities, a spokesperson for the Greenwich Police Department told Insider, "if people call our department when they believe someone is in danger, we will check. We have received calls about Ms Cooney in the past, and just like anyone else we receive calls about, we will check on her. We do not tell people the outcomes of these calls as they are her private business."
Eugenia Cooney did not immediately respond to a comment request from Insider.
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