Friends And Fans Send Pete Davidson Messages Of Support After Alarming Instagram Post

WARNING: this article includes mentions of self harm and suicide

Actor and comedian Pete Davidson has been quite open about both his struggles with mental health and addiction. Both of these things are experienced by people across the world, however there is still a lot of stigma.

After his much covered breakup with singer Ariana Grande, Davidson was the target of cyber bullying, despite the fact that Grande herself asked fans to treat him with kindness.

She addressed the issue on her Instagram story earlier this month…

Instagram | Ariana Grande


The full text reads…

“I know u already know this, but I feel I need to remind my fans to please be gentler with others. I really can’t endorse anything but forgiveness and positivity.”

“I care deeply about Pete and his health. I’m asking you to please be gentler with others, even on the internet. I’ve learned thru my own mistakes not to be reactive on socials so I understand.”

“But you truly don’t know what anybody is experiencing ever. Regardless of what they choose to display on social media or how they may appear in public. I can promise u that.”

“So please let whatever point you’re trying to make go. I will always have irrevocable love for him and if you’ve gotten any other impression from my recent work, you might have missed the point.”

It’s difficult to say if Grande’s fans honored her request.

But on Saturday, December 15, Pete Davidson alarmed fans with this Instagram post.

Instagram | Pete Davidson


The text reads…

“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 <3”

People immediately expressed concern.

People breathed a sigh of relief when he appeared on Saturday Night Live that night.

Many identified.

We are all thinking of Pete Davidson and glad that he’s being surrounded by friends. Best wishes to him.

Remember, in the United States…

Internationally, people can find resources here through the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP).