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    Tyler Oakley Is Saying "See Ya Later" To YouTube After 13 Years

    "It might take me a second."

    Tyler Oakley's been on YouTube basically forever. He's been making videos for 13 years and has amassed more than 7 million followers.

    Tyler Oakley attends the world premiere of "RuPaul's Drag Race Live!" at Flamingo Las Vegas on January 30, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada
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    That's why it was so surprising when Oakley revealed in a recent video that he's taking an indefinite break from YouTube.

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    "I'm making this video today to let you all know I have been making videos and uploading them every single Tuesday at noon for years and years and years and years and years," he said.

    Tyler Oakley attends the 2019 Amazon Prime Day Concert on July 10, 2019 in New York City
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    "If you have been watching since I have been in college, I was 18 when I started and I am now 31. So you can go back and find any single week of my life between those two dates and see what I was up to."

    Tyler Oakley attends Airbnb's Exclusive After Party celebrating The World Premiere Of 'GAY CHORUS DEEP SOUTH' Documentary at The Angel Orensanz Foundation on April 29, 2019 in New York City
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    "I've never really taken a break, and it is now time for me to take a break."

    Oakley specified that he'll be spending his time away "working on some stuff that I have always wanted to do," and that even though he doesn't know when he'll be returning to YouTube, the hiatus isn't permanent.

    Tyler Oakley attends the "Gay Chorus Deep South" screening during the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival at Spring Studios on April 29, 2019 in New York City
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    "I will be back at some point," he said. "But I'm not going to say when because I don't know when and it might take me a second."

    "This is not forever goodbye. This is just like I'll see ya in a sec. All is well. Nothing is bad in the worst way possible. Don't go and, like, assume the worst."

    YouTube creator Tyler Oakley speaks onstage during the YouTube Brandcast 2018 presentation at Radio City Music Hall on May 3, 2018 in New York City
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    Oakley also encouraged followers to "push the little bell next to the subscriber button" and ended with a sign-off that hinted at when he might return:

    "I'll see ya in 2021."

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