Pete Davidson Deletes His Instagram After Saying He Doesn't "Want to Be on This Earth Anymore"
Fans are concerned about Pete Davidson's mental state after he posted an alarming message on Instagram.
On Saturday, the comedian shared a disturbing post on the social media app that alluded to thoughts of suicide, before deleting his account entirely.
“I really don’t want to be on this earth anymore,” the Saturday Night Live star 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.”
TMZ reported that the New York Police Department checked in on the 25-year-old, and actor Jon Cryer shared that he heard Davidson was at the SNL studio in NYC and was "accounted for."
The cryptic note came just hours following the comedian's defense of Kanye West for slamming ex-fiancée Ariana Grande for weighing in on his feud with Drake and using their beef as an opportunity to promote her own music.
"Bravo Kanye West for standing up for yourself and speaking out against mental health,” said Davidson, who has borderline personality disorder. “I can’t explain to you enough how difficult and scary it is to be honest about stuff like this. We need people like Kanye."
He continued his support for the rapper: “No one should ever point finger at you for your bravery in speaking about mental health. I’m seriously disgusted.”
On Thursday, Ariana tweeted her grievances with the Kanye and Drake drama, which did not sit well with West.
"Guys, i know there are grown men arguing online rn but miley and i dropping our beautiful, new songs tonight so if y'all could please jus behave for just like a few hours so the girls can shine that'd be so sick thank u," she wrote on Twitter.
Kanye fired back with tweets directly aimed at the "God is a Woman" singer. “I know Ariana said this to be cool and didn’t mean no harm but I don’t like even slightest level of slight commentary from someone I know loves and respects me,” he said.
He also noted that people need to stop treating "mental health" like a joke, explaining what led him to call out Drake online. “All of this foolishness weighed on my mental health so @ArianaGrande you know I got love for you but until you’re ready to really make sure everyone’s ok don’t use me or this moment to promote a song,” he added.
Davidson, who struggles with mental illness, spoke out against online bullies following his public split with Grande.
“I’ve kept my mouth shut. Never mentioned any names, never said a word about anyone or anything,” he wrote in a lengthy Instagram post. “I’m trying to understand how when something happens to a guy the whole entire world just trashed him without any facts or frame of reference. Especially in today’s climate where everyone loves to be offended and upset it truly is mind boggling. I’ve been getting online bullied and in public by people for nine months.”
He concluded his message speaking about his borderline personality disorder. “I’ve spoken about BPD and being suicidal publicly only in the hopes that it will help bring awareness and help kids like myself who don’t want to be on this earth. I just want you guys to know. No matter how hard the internet or anyone tries to make me kill myself. I won’t. I’m upset I even have to say this. To all those holding me down and seeing this for what it is – I see you and I love you."