New York City police were concerned about Pete Davidson after he wrote “I don’t want to be on this earth anymore” on Instagram. And they visited the “Saturday Night Live” star to make sure he was OK.
A police spokesman declined to say where officers met with Ariana Grande’s ex-fiance on Saturday. But his Instagram posting was deleted and NBC did not cancel its live show.
What alarmed Davidson’s fans and authorities was the tone of the entertainer’s post: “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 added a heart emoji.
Earlier this month, Davidson wrote on Instagram that he has spoken about borderline personality disorder from which he says he suffers, “and being suicidal publicly only in the hopes that it will help bring awareness and help kids like myself who don’t want to be on this earth.
“No matter how hard the internet or anyone tries to make me kill myself. I won’t. I’m upset I even have to say this.” Davidson and Grande were engaged in June, but broke up earlier this fall.
“Man I’m so sorry I told a dumb joke,” Grande tweeted. “I really didn’t mean any harm. All I want everyone to be healthy and happy. So desperately. Please. My god…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.”
TMZ reported that the NYPD received many of calls from fans worried about Davidson and sent officers out to find him to do a welfare check. The outlet later quoted multiple sources as saying that he rehearsing for Saturday’s episode of SNL at NBC Studios in New York City.
When asked by a fan why couldn’t she have texted Davidson, Grande tweeted, then deleted the following post: “No I couldn’t because I don’t have his number. What else??????????????????? How else would we like to vilify me today? Pls keep going bc I haven’t had enough guilt at all.”
Jon Cryer said he tried and failed to reach him by cell phone, then tweeted, “Am hearing Pete Davidson is at SNL and accounted for.”
“We are thinking of you, Pete. You are loved,” he wrote. “And just a heads up, when you finally turn on your cell, it’s gonna go apes–t for a little while).”
“I’m in the plane now on the way to see Pete,” Machine Gun Kelly, Davidson’s co-star in the upcoming film Big Time Adolescence, tweeted. “Gonna make sure he’s good, I promise. Can’t have my boy in the darkness like that.”