Pete Davidson took to instagram Monday, defiantly telling online bullies in an emotional Instagram post that he won’t kill himself.
In a screenshot of text shared to Instagram, the 25-year-old Saturday Night Live actor began, “I’ve kept my mouth shut. Never mentioned any names, never said a word about anyone or anything. I’m trying to understand how when something happens to a guy the whole entire world just trashes him without any facts or frame of reference. Especially in today’s climate where everyone loves to be offended and upset it truly is mind boggling.”
“I’ve been getting online bullied and in public by people for 9 months. I’ve spoken about BPD [bipolar disorder] 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,” he wrote.
“I just want you guys to know. 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. To all those holding me down and seeing this for what it is – I see you and I love you,” he concluded, before signing the note, “Pete.”
Davidson has been open about his struggles with mental health over the years. In an interview with Variety, he admitted that he once tried to drown himself in a pool as a child. Explaining that he had “been in and out of mental health facilities since I was 9,” he said he was in the “fourth or fifth grade” when it happened.