Pete Davidson's mom honors late husband on 9/11 anniversary: 'Never forget'

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By Nasima Khatun

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Pete Davidson's mom has taken to social media to honor her late husband on the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Posting to Instagram, Amy Waters Davidson published a carousel of personal photos with her late husband, which included snapshots of moments over his life.

Scott Matthew Davidson, the comedian’s father, died on September 11, 2001, while serving as a New York City firefighter.

"Happiest days of my life and I didn’t know it," Waters Davidson captioned the Instagram post, which included two blue heart emojis. "Never forget and always be grateful."

Have a look at the tribute below:

Thousands took to the comment section to leave well wishes for the family on such a tragic day.

"Your son has done a amazing [sic] job keeping his memory alive. Only last night did I tell your husbands story to my 7 year old to explain how brave the emergency services were that day," wrote one user, while another added: "Thinking of you and others I know especially today. Your courage is a testament to the human spirit."

A third also left a heartwarming comment writing: "Sending so much love and support. He would be so incredibly proud of you and Pete and Casey."

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Pete Davidson has often spoken of the impact of his father's death on his life. Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

Davidson has previously mentioned how the loss of his father contributed to his mental health issues. He was only seven years old at the time his father was killed.

In an old episode of Marc Maron’s podcast, he said a psychiatrist or therapist diagnosed him with borderline personality disorder, which makes it difficult for him to regulate his emotions.

"He was always saying before this big meltdown happened, he was like, 'You’re probably bipolar or borderline, we’re just going to have to figure it out,'" Davidson said.

"My big thing is trust," he continued. "One day he [his father] was here and the next day he was gone."

Then just a few weeks later, the comedian addressed his mental health issues on an episode of Saturday Night Live.

"As some of you may know, I was recently diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, a form of depression,” Davidson, who was 23 at the time, told viewers. "Depression affects more than 16 million people in this country and there’s no cure, per se. But for anyone dealing with it, there are treatments that can help. First of all, if you think you’re depressed, see a doctor and talk to them about medication. And also, be healthy — eating right and exercise can make a huge difference."

Davidson then went on to add some light humor back into the issue.

"Finally, if you’re in the cast of a late-night comedy show, it might help if they, you know, do more of your sketches," he joked.

"Are you saying you're depressed because you're not getting enough airtime?" Colin Jost asked.

"No, I was born depressed, but it might make me feel better if I was on TV more," Davidson replied back.

He even pulled out a note from his "doctor" to back up his point.

"Please use Pete in more sketches where he gets to kiss the host, and use more of his rap videos, which I hear are actually really good," the note allegedly read. "Also, he should play Rex Tillerson a lot. Signed, Pete Davidson’s doctor."

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Pete Davidson addressed his mental health in the aftermath. Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty

More recently, the now 29-year-old addressed the issue during Jon Bernthal's 'Real Ones' podcast.

"My dad told me he was going to pick me up from school on 9/11. I got picked up by my mom. She didn’t tell me what was going on for like three days," he explained while speaking to the host. "She kept telling me, 'Dad’s at work,' 'He’s coming home,' whatever. I had no idea," he explained.

Davidson went on to say that his mom tried her best to shield him from watching the news.

"Then one night, I turned on the TV, and I just saw my dad on the TV," he explained. "I was like, 'Oh, OK.' And they were like, these are all the firemen that are, like, dead," he said.

Our thoughts are with all the victims and their loved ones on the 22nd anniversary of 9/11.

Featured Image Credit: Jamie McCarthy/WireImage/Getty

Pete Davidson's mom honors late husband on 9/11 anniversary: 'Never forget'

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By Nasima Khatun

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Pete Davidson's mom has taken to social media to honor her late husband on the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Posting to Instagram, Amy Waters Davidson published a carousel of personal photos with her late husband, which included snapshots of moments over his life.

Scott Matthew Davidson, the comedian’s father, died on September 11, 2001, while serving as a New York City firefighter.

"Happiest days of my life and I didn’t know it," Waters Davidson captioned the Instagram post, which included two blue heart emojis. "Never forget and always be grateful."

Have a look at the tribute below:

Thousands took to the comment section to leave well wishes for the family on such a tragic day.

"Your son has done a amazing [sic] job keeping his memory alive. Only last night did I tell your husbands story to my 7 year old to explain how brave the emergency services were that day," wrote one user, while another added: "Thinking of you and others I know especially today. Your courage is a testament to the human spirit."

A third also left a heartwarming comment writing: "Sending so much love and support. He would be so incredibly proud of you and Pete and Casey."

wp-image-1263228160 size-full
Pete Davidson has often spoken of the impact of his father's death on his life. Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty

Davidson has previously mentioned how the loss of his father contributed to his mental health issues. He was only seven years old at the time his father was killed.

In an old episode of Marc Maron’s podcast, he said a psychiatrist or therapist diagnosed him with borderline personality disorder, which makes it difficult for him to regulate his emotions.

"He was always saying before this big meltdown happened, he was like, 'You’re probably bipolar or borderline, we’re just going to have to figure it out,'" Davidson said.

"My big thing is trust," he continued. "One day he [his father] was here and the next day he was gone."

Then just a few weeks later, the comedian addressed his mental health issues on an episode of Saturday Night Live.

"As some of you may know, I was recently diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, a form of depression,” Davidson, who was 23 at the time, told viewers. "Depression affects more than 16 million people in this country and there’s no cure, per se. But for anyone dealing with it, there are treatments that can help. First of all, if you think you’re depressed, see a doctor and talk to them about medication. And also, be healthy — eating right and exercise can make a huge difference."

Davidson then went on to add some light humor back into the issue.

"Finally, if you’re in the cast of a late-night comedy show, it might help if they, you know, do more of your sketches," he joked.

"Are you saying you're depressed because you're not getting enough airtime?" Colin Jost asked.

"No, I was born depressed, but it might make me feel better if I was on TV more," Davidson replied back.

He even pulled out a note from his "doctor" to back up his point.

"Please use Pete in more sketches where he gets to kiss the host, and use more of his rap videos, which I hear are actually really good," the note allegedly read. "Also, he should play Rex Tillerson a lot. Signed, Pete Davidson’s doctor."

wp-image-1263228161 size-full
Pete Davidson addressed his mental health in the aftermath. Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty

More recently, the now 29-year-old addressed the issue during Jon Bernthal's 'Real Ones' podcast.

"My dad told me he was going to pick me up from school on 9/11. I got picked up by my mom. She didn’t tell me what was going on for like three days," he explained while speaking to the host. "She kept telling me, 'Dad’s at work,' 'He’s coming home,' whatever. I had no idea," he explained.

Davidson went on to say that his mom tried her best to shield him from watching the news.

"Then one night, I turned on the TV, and I just saw my dad on the TV," he explained. "I was like, 'Oh, OK.' And they were like, these are all the firemen that are, like, dead," he said.

Our thoughts are with all the victims and their loved ones on the 22nd anniversary of 9/11.

Featured Image Credit: Jamie McCarthy/WireImage/Getty