After breaking the entire world’s heart, SNL star Pete Davidson just went to work. On Dec. 15, Pete took the world through a hurricane of shocking Instagram pleas, social media deletion, and a scary silence. But after all of that, he did, in fact, show up for work later in the evening, to perform on SNL, however short the appearance was. Spoiler alert, though: he didn’t address his seemingly suicidal Instagram message, at all.
Pete first made an appearance on a pre-recorded segment about auditioning to host the 2019 Academy Awards, where he played actor Rami Malek and gave a pretty on-point straight-faced performance mimicking the quiet actor. When asked in the segment what he would bring to the hosting role, he deadpanned, “Maybe something fun and super-high energy.” LOL, good to know Pete’s comedic timing made it out unscathed after the incident.
Pete was only seen one more time during the evening, introducing musical guest Miley Cyrus, who brought on Mark Ronson and Sean Ono Lennon to perform with her. It was short and sweet — and something the host usually does. We wouldn’t be surprised if they asked Pete to take over the duties for the evening as a way to let everyone know he’s doing OK.
Early on Dec. 15, Pete took to his now-deleted Instagram to share a now-deleted cry for help. “I really don’t want to be on this earth anymore. 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 ❤️,” he wrote shortly before wiping any trace of the post by deleting his entire Instagram.
Many fans and friends caught wind of it immediately, though, and it caused an uproar pretty quickly. Rapper Nicki Minaj went off on her Twitter in support of Pete being open about his issues, and ex-fiancée Ariana Grande also tweeted a plea of support. “I’m downstairs and I’m not going anywhere if you need anyone or anything. I know [you] have everyone [you] need and that’s not me, but I’m here too,” she wrote before also deleting her tweet.
Pete’s close friend, rapper Machine Gun Kelly recently tweeted his support for his pal and plans to get him back on his feet. “I’m in the plane now on the way to see Pete. Gonna make sure he’s good, I promise. Can’t have my boy in the darkness like that,” he wrote.
im in the plane now on the way to see Pete. gonna make sure he’s good, i promise. can’t have my boy in the darkness like that.
— colson (@machinegunkelly) December 15, 2018
We’re so glad Pete has so many people ready to support him when he really needs it. There’s nothing like good friends and fam. Feel better soon, dude!