Pete Davidson Returns to SNL, Touches on Suicide Threat

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Pete Davidson made his first extended appearance on Saturday Night Live this weekend since threatening to kill himself over Instagram a few weeks ago.

On the latest edition of this NBC program, the comedian stopped by Weekend Update and offered his thoughts on...

... random Clint Eastwood movie The Mule?!? Yes.

Pete Davidson is Back

But the aforementioned talk of taking his own life did not go totally ignored.

"Here to talk about a very important experience he had over the holidays is Pete Davidson," Colin Jost said as Davidson joined him during the segment, asking:

"How are ya, Pete?"

"I'm great, as you know, I've had a really crazy month, and I wanna talk about something that matters a lot to me," Davidson replied.

"OK, mental health?" Jost asked.

"No, the new Clint East movie, The Mule," Davidson told Jost.

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From there, Davidson and fellow comedian John Mulaney really did talk at length about this film, although Pete did quip at one:

"After observing John's life, I publicly threatened suicide. I'm sorry, I know I shouldn't make that joke, but it is funny."

This is where Mulaney turned to Davidson to assure him, "You are loved by many...and we are glad you are OK."

Back in December, the 25-year-old cast member shared a note on his Instagram account that read as follows:

"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."

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Davidson has often been open about his struggles with substance abuse and mental health.

He was also open about his engagement to Ariana Grande, until that fizzled out and the two went their separate ways.

At the end of his segment here, Davidson did seemingly addressed his ex, saying very simply: "I didn't mention her once."

Check out the sort of funny and definitely awkward skit here.

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