Rihanna's new video for her emotional charged single Stay has raised concerns over her mental health.

Fans have claimed that the visual, which shows the tearful 24-year-old singer getting into a bath, is a classic cry for help and reflects her troubled state of mind.

In the four-minute clip, the makeup-free star appears distraught and struggles to maintain her composure during the tear-jerking duet with Mikky Ekko. The last shot shows her crying and plunging her head a little deeper into the water.

The song, believed to be about her on-off relationship with Chris Brown, includes the lines: "Round and around and around and around we go/ Not really sure how to feel about it/ Something in the way you move, makes me feel like I can't live without you/ It takes me all the way/ I want you to stay."

Some fans claimed it was a disturbing reminder that the singer was on a path to destruction.

One fan said: "The crying solo in a bathtub... this looks like a cry for help. The ending looks like she just wants to drown herself. She cannot be happy with herself. All the millions in the world cannot buy happiness."

Another wrote: "She has to want to do better and pray for guidance for any change to take place."