SNL star Pete Davidson has always been candid about his struggles with mental illness and substance abuse.
And in recent weeks, the comic’s updates about his health have led to serious concern among Pete’s fans, friends, and family.
Davidson appeared to threaten suicide in a social media post on Friday.
“i really don’t want to be on this earth anymore," Davidson wrote on Instagram.
"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.”
Obviously, Pete’s message is deeply concerning.
Fortunately, many have rallied to the 25-year-old’s support.
Back in October, Ariana Grande broke off her engagement with Pete, but she’s obviously still concerned about her ex’s well-being.
“I’m downstairs and I’m not going anywhere if you need anyone or anything,” she wrote in response to Davidson’s cry for help.
“I know u have everyone u need and that’s not me, but i’m here too.”
Davidson apparently had no interest in accepting Grande’s support.
“Pete didn’t want to see Ariana,” a source tells People magazine.
“As of Sunday, Ariana had not been able to reach Pete. He is ignoring her.”
“Ariana and Pete haven’t really been in contact since the split, but this doesn’t mean that she doesn’t care about him,” the insider explains.
“She was frantic after she saw his Instagram message. She feels terrible that he isn’t feeling well.”
Prior to her relationship with Davidson, Ariana dated rapper Mac Miller, who died of an overdose at the age of 26 this past September.
“Ariana is still traumatized by Mac Miller’s death,” the source says.
“She doesn’t want anything to happen to Pete too.”
Fortunately, Davidson is receiving plenty of support from his colleagues at SNL.
“The decision was taken to give Pete a break on Saturday night – his sketches were dropped before the early evening rehearsals," a production insider tells Page Six.
The show is currently on hiatus from until after the holidays, and Davidson is being encouraged to use that time to seek treatment.
Davidson checked into rehab last year while struggling with borderline personality disorder, and SNL creator Lorne Michaels is reportedly imploring him to continue treatment:
“Lorne has pledged to help all he can, including sending Pete to get help.
"Everyone on the cast is hugely protective of him and were obviously upset — particularly Colin Jost and Michael Che on Weekend Update.”
We wish Pete all the best in his continued recovery.