New York City police have checked in on comedian and Saturday Night Live host, Pete Davidson, after concerns were raised that he was suicidal. The authorities confirmed that Pete was “safe” after the alarm was raised following a now-deleted Instagram post in which he said didn’t “want to be on this earth anymore.”
Davidson, who suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder, took to social media Saturday morning, writing.
“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.”
He has since deleted his Instagram account. NBC subsequently confirmed to the NYPD that Davidson was accounted for showed up to work in New York, according to the New York Times.
Just hours after the worrying Instagram post, Pete appeared in a sketch on SNL, introducing guest performer Miley Cyrus.
Support has been pouring in on social media following the actor’s honest and vulnerable comments.
“Tonight you are in my prayers,” tweeted The Blaze founder Glenn Beck. “Many of us can relate. My mother didn’t want to live and years ago I almost followed her lead. Another family member did. There is hope, love and decency out there & more light than darkness. You will find it.”
Pete Davidson … hang in there. There is a lot of help out here. Surrender to some love some where around you … today! Right now! And then … let in the help that will become available. I’m praying for you Pete. I’ve been there. It gets better.
— Jada Pinkett Smith (@jadapsmith) December 15, 2018
im in the plane now on the way to see Pete. gonna make sure he’s good, i promise. can’t have my boy in the darkness like that.
— colson (@machinegunkelly) December 15, 2018
Am hearing Pete Davidson is at SNL and accounted for.
We are thinking of you, Pete.
You are loved.
(And just a heads up, when you finally turn on your cell, it’s gonna go apeshit for a little while) https://t.co/erUaTcPSdw
— Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) December 15, 2018
No matter what we think of celebrities or public figures, Pete Davidson is a human being who deserves to live. The thousands of hurtful comments to him are shameful and inhumane. Please know Pete, that you are loved by millions. Most of all, your family loves you unconditionally. pic.twitter.com/t5EFwCboEd
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) December 15, 2018
Davidson has spoken openly about his mental health struggle, revealing the horrific level of online abuse he experienced in the wake of his high-profile break up with popstar Ariana Grande earlier this year.
“I’m trying to understand how when something happens to a guy the whole entire world just trashes him without any facts or frame of reference,” he posted on Instagram Dec. 3. “Especially in today’s climate where everyone loves to be offended and upset it is truly mind boggling. I’ve been getting online bullied and in public by people for 9 months.”
“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,” he added. “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.”
If you or anyone you know is struggling with depression, thoughts of suicide, or you just need someone to talk to, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. If you are looking for a counselor in your area, consult the Christian Counselors Network.