A woman who’s plea took the internet by storm has had to respond to fans who thought she was about to pass away.
Diane Cope from Leeds took to Twitter just before her 62nd birthday to ask users to retweet her post so she could have her “five minutes of fame”.
And of course Twitter did its thing and Diane got her wish, reported Leeds Live.
Her post received 667,000 likes, 220,000 retweets, and thousands of comments.
The original post read: “Big ask. I am 62 this weekend, so will probably die soon, or get alzheimers or be rendered insane.
“I would love my 5 mins of fame while I can appreciate it all, please retweet, I would love to go global.. just once, one last chance to prove I existed.”
But a number of fans misinterpreted Diane’s tweet, and instead assumed she only had a short time left to live and it was a goodbye of sorts.
Diane has since had to explain to people on Twitter that it was just an experiment and that no one has anything to worry about.
She added: “Morning all. Can I please just make a statement, I am not dying! Most people have read my tweet the way it was intended, just a little experiment.
“However, some apparently think I am at death’s door. I am staying put for as long as possible.”
Since Diane’s original post, her followers have increased from just a few hundred to more than 11,000.
She then wrote: “Gosh! Hello everyone, I only had a handful of followers and now there are over 10 thousand of you!
“I sent the tweet as a bit of an experiment, and then it all went a tad crazy, but great crazy. I am intending to grow old disgracefully, so, lets have some fun!” – how sweet is she?