SNL star Pete Davidson isn’t coping well with his breakup with Ariana Grande. The comedian scared his fans after posting an alarming message on Instagram which indicated that he was considering suicide.
Pete wrote, “I don’t want to live anymore,” which instantly triggered concern among friends and family. Stars rushed to his aid by posting messages of support and encouragement. Even the New York City police checked up on him to make sure he was okay.
On Saturday police officials met with the Saturday Night Live star, although the department’s spokesperson declined to reveal any details about the meeting. The disturbing message was taken down from Pete’s Instagram profile and despite the suicide scare, NBC decided to carry on with the live show.
Even though the entertainer didn’t explicitly say that he was planning to end his life, the tone of his message was alarming. He said, “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.”
The message, which has since been deleted, caused an eruption of love and concern from admirers and celebrities alike. People tagged the comedian in their twitter posts, telling him to hang in there and get help. Pete’s name also briefly appeared under Twitter’s trending tag after the suicide scare.
What Triggered the Message
Davidson has been open about his mental health struggles in the past. Grande’s ex-fiancé recently disclosed that he suffered from a personality disorder which can sometimes make him depressed and suicidal. He spoke out about his mental health issues in order to create more awareness and help others who face similar struggles.
The star admitted that online bullying is one of the biggest causes of depression and suicide. Pete, who called off his engagement with Ariana Grande earlier this year, has been subjected to a lot of unnecessary hate and speculations in the media.
It all started with a Twitter feud between Ariana and Kanye West after the ‘Sweetner’ singer made an insensitive remark about Ye’s mental health and tried to use him to promote her new song with Miley Cyrus. Pete rushed to the rapper’s aid and defended him by saying that he was seriously disgusted by Grande’s words.
The Twitter brawl took a nasty turn when Grande’s fans came at the comedian. Some even sent him hate messages and death threats. A remorseful Grande was left defending herself after the suicide scare. She apologized for making the ‘dumb joke’. She then assured Pete that she was always there for him if he needed someone to talk to.