Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson is getting support from his friends and fans after the actor posted a questionable post on Instagram that some thought seemed suicidal. Davidson made his debut on SNL in 2014, which just so happened to be the same time his ex-fiancé Ariana Grande performed as the musical guest on the show.
2018 has been a rough year for Davidson. Not only did he break up with his then-girlfriend Cazzie David, but his engagement to pop star Ariana Grande was also called off this year. Davidson was also recently caught in a controversy surrounding a joke about congressional candidate Dan Crenshaw, which Davidson had to apologize for on the air. Davidson was also chosen to respond on a Weekend Update segment to Kanye West's outbursts during the season 44 premiere, which sparked even more drama for the show. With all of this in mind, his fans and friends are now showing him support due to one of his more recent posts on Instagram.
First covered by Variety, friends and fans of Davidson are showing him love on social media and in person after he posted a suicidal message on Instagram, and then deleted his account. Davidson has been shown support in the past when faced with his struggle with mental health, but this time even his ex-fiancé Grande rushed to the set of Saturday Night Live to make sure he was all right. Some tweets from his friends and fans can be read below:
Am hearing Pete Davidson is at SNL and accounted for.— Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) December 15, 2018
We are thinking of you, Pete.
You are loved.
(And just a heads up, when you finally turn on your cell, it’s gonna go apeshit for a little while) https://t.co/erUaTcPSdw
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
Pete Davidson ... hang in there. There is a lot of help out here. Surrender to some love some where around you ... today! Right now! And then ... let in the help that will become available. I’m praying for you Pete. I’ve been there. It gets better.— Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) December 15, 2018
No matter what we think of celebrities or public figures, Pete Davidson is a human being who deserves to live. The thousands of hurtful comments to him are shameful and inhumane. Please know Pete, that you are loved by millions. Most of all, your family loves you unconditionally. pic.twitter.com/t5EFwCboEd— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) December 15, 2018
Davidson has appeared in a few movies throughout his career, including Trainwreck and Set It Up, but he is mostly known for his role on Saturday Night Live. While Davidson is no doubt a growing star, he has been open in the past about his borderline personality disorder, depression, and struggles with sobriety. The actor seemed to generate a lot of hate when he started dating Grande, following Mac Miller's death, but Davidson again received a lot of negative attention when he was mentioned in Grande's "Thank U, Next" music video.
Even though it seems that Davidson is in a tough spot right now, it's reassuring that so many people are supporting him on social media and in person. Since Davidson has deleted all of his social media accounts, it will be harder for fans to keep updated on the actor, but fans can look forward to his return on Saturday Night Live when the show returns for the second half of season 44 in 2019.