Pete Davidson had a slew of people very concerned over his well-being after posting a disturbing message Saturday morning stating he doesn’t “want to be on this earth anymore,” then deleted his Instagram account.
In the post, 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. just remember i told you so.”
According to the New York Times, NBC confirmed to the NYPD that Davidson is accounted for and is at work at 30 Rockefeller.
The SNL cast member didn’t appear in any live sketches but instead introduced the night’s musical guests.
Prior to deleting his account, fans and followers had commented with messages of support, though a number of commenters urged the star to kill himself. The internet can truly be an evil and disgusting place.
Davidson has been open about his mental health struggles. He has been the subject of headlines in recent months for his short-lived romance with pop singer Ariana Grande and a controversy over a joke he made on a previous episode of SNL about Dan Crenshaw, an injured Navy veteran from Texas who has since been elected to Congress.
In the aftermath of his Instagram post, several celebrities offered their support.
“I’m downstairs and I’m not going anywhere if you need anyone or anything,” Ariana Grande said in a now-deleted message.
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
We need to be kinder to each other… Like I said on the show – it is okay if your holiday is not easy and happy. Sending love and light to Pete Davidson…
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) December 15, 2018
We can be so insensitive. God bless Kanye & Pete. Being flippant about mental illness speaks more about you than them. Stop saying the word love & live it. Love is an action.
— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) December 15, 2018
Point being. Pete Davidson has been very open about his mental health. And b/c a relationship didn’t work out, tens of thousands of people he doesn’t know are telling him to kill himself.
Words have real consequences. And the people who bullied him into posting this? Shame. pic.twitter.com/lUCpahlG5u
— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) December 15, 2018