Concern circulated throughout the pop culture world yesterday over the health and well-being of Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson, who deleted his social media accounts last night after making a post suggesting he was experiencing considerable mental distress. The comedian appeared briefly on last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live, but didn’t participate in any sketches.
Davidson—who has talked openly over the last few years about living with Borderline Personality Disorder, as well as other ups and downs related to his mental health—deleted his Instagram account yesterday after posting a comment in which he said that “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.”
A large number of people reached out to Davidson online after he posted the unsettling sentiment, and the NYPD was reportedly asked to perform a wellness check on him, finding him working at SNL’s 30 Rockefeller Center. Later that night, he appeared only briefly in the live portions of the show’s Matt Damon-starring 2018 finale, introducing musical guests Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus. Per Deadline, he did not appear during the show’s traditional curtain call.