connectVideoPete Davidson says ‘I’m not on this earth, in cryptic Instagram post
“Saturday Night Live” creator Lorne Michaels is reportedly sending Pete Davidson to “help” after the comedian posted a nearly suicidal message online hours before the show was broadcast on NBC last weekend.
A source told the New York Post’s Page Six, that Saturday night, Michael’s decision to cut the 25-year-old from the show “to give Pete a break.”
“His sketches were dropped for the start of the evening rehearsals,” the tabloid reported.
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Michaels, who is also an executive producer for the sketch comedy show, “promised to help with everything he can, including sending Pete to get help. Everyone of the cast is extremely protective of him and are clearly upset you — particularly Colin Jost and Michael Che on ‘Weekend Update.'”
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Around noon on Saturday, Davidson posted a cryptic photo to Instagram, which said: “I really don’t want on earth anymore. I do my best to stay here for you but I don’t know how much longer I can last. everything I’ve ever tried to do is help people. do not forget I told you so.”
Davidson was confirmed to be fine on Saturday by the New York Police Department, who visited NBC Studios to see how he is after the alarming message. He appeared briefly on Saturday night’s show when he introduced musical guest, Miley Cyrus, Mark Ronson and Sean Lennon Ono.
Earlier this month, Davidson mentioned on Instagram that he’d been bullied for months both before and after the split from fiancé Ariana Grande in October. He said that he had spoken about his borderline personality disorder and suicidal only in public, in the hope that the awareness and helping children, like me, who don’t want to be on this earth.”
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“I want you to know. No matter how hard the internet or someone is trying to kill me itself. I don’t. I’m upset I even have to say,” Davidson wrote in the time.
His most recent Instagram post was followed by a public quarrel between Grande and rapper Kanye West, in which West shot back at Grande on Twitter after she apparently joked about his apparent conflict with fellow artist Drake while trying to promote her new song.
Davidson praised the West for his “courage” for “standing” for themselves and speak out about the issues of mental health. Grande later tweeted she was “so sorry I told a stupid joke,” and said that she understands what she said was: “probably not case-sensitive.”
“I apologize if I in one way or another and hope you are well today,” Grande tweeted to the West. Later tweeted she was “down” and “not to go anywhere as you have everything and everyone. I know that you everyone that you need and that is not of me, but I’m here.” It is unclear whether the Canal was down from Davidson at NBC in the time.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.