Those around Pete Davidson are still on high alert after a troubling message the 25-year-old comedian posted on Instagram over the weekend before deleting his account. “I really don’t want to be on this earth anymore,” Davidson wrote. “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,” Davidson wrote.
Saturday Night Live pulled Davidson’s sketches over concerns for his mental health, so it would appear that he’s not fully out of the woods yet. In any event, there has been an outpouring of support, and one of those who personally reached out was none other than Dan Crenshaw, the newly-elected Texas congressman who became the subject of national attention after Davidson ridiculed his eye-patch in a “Weekend Update” segment.
The two later buried the hatchet after Davidson was came under fire for mocking a military veteran, but the incident likely only contributed to his subsequent breakdown.
“It was pretty devastating. You know, you don’t want to see somebody in that kind of position, to the point that they’re actually putting out a cry for help on social media, that’s not a good place to be in,” Crenshaw told KPRC2 Houston earlier this week. “I talked to him personally, yesterday, I talked to him a little bit about it, you know we don’t go back very far. We’re not good friends. But I think he appreciated hearing from me.”
He continued, relaying the motivational pep talk he gave to Davidson:
And what I told him was this, everybody has a purpose in this world, God put you here for a reason, but it’s your job to find that purpose. And you should live that way. you should live that way with seeking out that purpose and not expecting it to be given to you by anybody else and know you have value, and that you do more good than you realize for people. Especially a guy like that, he makes people laugh. Sometimes he makes people mad. But he makes people laugh a lot, that’s what we talked about, it was a good conversation.
Meanwhile, TMZ reports that Davidson isn’t out of the woods yet — and it would seem, not by a long shot.
Sources close to Pete tell us he’s reached out to people in his life and at times lashed out, claiming they were ignoring him and his struggles, and if he did end his life … they wouldn’t care.
With any hope Davidson gets the help he needs, and fast.