Following a troublesome Instagram post on Saturday, SNL creator, Lorne Michaels pulled Pete Davidson off of his scheduled SNL sketches and has sent him to get help, according to Page Six.
Davidson has been open about his struggle with Borderline Personality Disorder, an often debilitating mental illness that continues to elude effective treatment. Luckily for Davidson, his friends and colleagues have made it clear that they’re there for him; his ex-fiancée, Ariana Grande, showed up at the SNL studios and wrote that she was, “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 decision was taken to give Pete a break on Saturday night – his sketches were dropped before the early evening rehearsals.
“Lorne has pledged to help all he can, including sending Pete to get help. Everyone on the cast is hugely protective of him and were obviously upset, particularly Colin Jost and Michael Che on ‘Weekend Update.’”
Davidson only made one appearance, to introduce Miley Cyrus, Mark Ronson and Sean Lennon and their performance of John Lennon’s “Happy Christmas (War is Over).”
His only other appearance during Saturday’s episode was in a pre-taped sketch on celebrity auditions to host the Oscars, where he played Rami Malek.