Police visit Ariana Grande's ex-fiancé Pete Davidson after seemingly suicidal Instagram post
Police reportedly visited Pete Davidson after the Saturday Night Live star posted a seemingly suicidal message on social media on Saturday.
Concerns were raised for Ariana Grande's ex-fiancé after he wrote that he did not "want to be on this earth anymore" on Instagram.
"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 wrote, ending his worrying post with a heart emoji.
Soon after, the comedian deleted his Instagram account, but a New York Police Department spokesman confirmed afterwards that officers had met with Davidson and he was safe.
The star, who has spoken out before about his battles with borderline personality disorder, appeared on Saturday Night Live just hours after he wrote the post.
In a brief appearance at the end of the comedy show, he announced the final musical performance of John Lennon’s song Happy Xmas (War is Over) by Miley Cyrus, Mark Ronson and Sean Ono Lennon. He also briefly featured in a pre-taped sketch about potential Oscar's hosts.
It is unclear as to whether the show was altered due to his battles with mental health, or if the New Yorker was not originally scheduled to be in other segments.
After Davidson uploaded his cry for help, ex-girlfriend Grande is said to have visited him. In a since-deleted post, she also wrote on Twitter: "I’m downstairs and I’m not going anywhere if you need anyone or anything. I know u have everyone u need and that’s not me, but I’m here too."
The former couple were engaged in June, but broke up four months later after the death of Grande's ex-boyfriend, Mac Miller.
The One Last Time singer wasn't the only one to show concern for Davidson; thousands of fans left messages of support all over social media.
"Hang in there. There is a lot of help out here. Surrender to some love... I'm praying for you Pete. I've been there. It gets better," one fan tweeted.
Another wrote: "Dear Pete Davidson, you have to be here. You have to find a way to be here, stay here and LIVE here. Be proud of yourself, you have every reason to be".
In May, the 25-year-old comedian opened up about dating with BPD, slamming those who claimed it made his relationships "toxic".
"Just because someone has a mental illness does not mean they can’t be happy and in a relationship," he wrote. "It also doesn’t mean that person makes the relationship toxic. I just think it’s fucked up to stigmatize people as crazy and say that they are unable to do stuff that anyone can do. It’s not their fault and it’s the wrong way for people to look at things."
If you or anyone you know is struggling with suicidal feelings, depression, or just loneliness and uncertainty, please don't hesitate to contact either the Samaritans (116 123) or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255).