Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson received support from fans and loved ones after he posted what seemed to be a suicidal post on social media. The comedian put up the cryptic message late Friday night, stating that he doesn't "want to be on this earth anymore," which prompted fans and friends to reach out to him. According to friend and actor Jon Cryer, Pete Davidson had his phone turned off and was not responding on social media, later deleting all of his accounts. You can read the rest of Davidson's note below.
"I'm doing my best to stay here for you but I actually don't know how much longer I can last. all I've ever tried to do was help people. just remember I told you so."
By Saturday afternoon, Pete Davidson was safe and accounted for by Saturday Night Live. The NYPD was sent to his residence to do a wellness check and he later appeared on the set, though he only participated in one pre-taped SNL sketch playing Rami Malek as a possible Oscars host, only appearing live to introduce musical guest Miley Cyrus. SNL producers reportedly cut Davidson's sketches from the show after he skipped dress rehearsal. The comedian allegedly spent the majority of the time in his dressing room while wearing pajamas. Earlier in the day, fans and friends starting posting messages in support of Davidson, who has been candid with his mental health issues in the past. After announcing that Davidson was safe, Jon Cryer, said, "We are thinking of you, Pete. You are loved."
Jada Pinkett Smith told Pete Davidson to "hang in there," noting that it "gets better" and that she's been in the same headspace before. Rapper Machine Gun Kelly announced that he was on a flight to visit the comedian, and was later spotted with him after Saturday Night Live. Before deleting his social media accounts, Davidson praised rapper Kanye West for opening up about his mental health issues, which caused a bit of a backlash since Davidson was openly poking fun at West back in October. Nicki Minaj had this to say to both Davidson and West.
"We can be so insensitive. God bless Kanye & Pete. Being flippant about mental illness speaks more about you than them. Stop saying the word love & live it. Love is an action."
Pete Davidson has been in the news quite a bit this year. When the year started, he broke up with Cazzie David and then started dating pop star Ariana Grande. The two were almost immediately engaged, only to later call everything off and announce that they had split up back in October. Davidson is mentioned in Grande's post-breakup song "Thank U, Next." Grande showed up to Saturday Night Live and was reportedly turned away after Davidson declined to meet with her.
Pete Davidson has been open about thoughts of suicide in the past and his borderline personality disorder, depression, and struggles with sobriety. After the breakup with Ariana Grande, the controversy surrounding a joke about congressional candidate Dan Crenshaw, backlash from Kanye West fans, and general internet trolls, Davidson is more than likely in a pretty rough spot. Hopefully he is surrounded by loved ones who will give him the support that he needs in his time of trouble. You can read some of the love that the comedian received on social media below, starting with Jon Cryer's Twitter account.