It’s been a rocky time for Pete Davidson amid his mental health struggles. After he posted a message on Instagram alluding to the idea that he was having suicidal thoughts, many of his famous friends, including Machine Gun Kelly and Nicki Minaj, rallied to offer support to the comedian. Pete hasn’t publicly addressed his post, but the cast and crew at Saturday Night Live are reportedly “worried about him,” according to a source who spoke to Radar Online.
“People at SNL are terrified,” the source told the outlet. Pete’s cryptic message came on the heels of him missing rehearsals while Matt Damon was hosting. “His job was somewhat in jeopardy…You can’t just not show up for work,” the source continued.
Obviously, Pete did not lose his job, but many people have been reaching out to him, including, Jimmy Fallon who was also “really concerned.”
People were afraid early on Dec. 15 when Pete posted an alarming message on Instagram. “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. Pete did end up making a brief appearance on SNL the night of Dec. 16 but has since been out of the spotlight and deleted his social media accounts.
His ex-fiancé Ariana Grande reached out as well. A source told Us Weekly that the “thank u, next” singer reportedly went to NBC studios to check on Pete. She wrote in a now-deleted tweet, “I’m downstairs and I’m not going anywhere if you need anyone or anything. I know u have everyone u need and that’s not me, but i’m here too.” According to reports, Pete refused to see her.
Hopefully, friends and family are keeping a close eye on the comedian. We’re glad he’s receiving the support he needs right now.
If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, there are many resources available. Please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or text Crisis Text Line at 741-741. Both are available 24/7.
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