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Pete Davidson addresses his mental health battle as he returns to SNL

‘I publicly threatened suicide. I’m sorry. I shouldn’t make that joke’: Pete Davidson addresses his mental health battle as he returns to SNL after his alarming social media posts

  • Pete Davidson returned to NBC’s Saturday Night Live in an all-new episode 
  • He made his first sketch appearances since disturbing social media post
  • Davidson appeared on the cold open alongside Alec Baldwin as President Trump
  • He then appeared on Weekend Update with special guest John Mulaney
  • Davidson told a joke about ‘threatening suicide’ after observing Mulaney’s life
  • Davidson and Mulaney did a sketch making fun of new Clint Eastwood movie 
  • On December 15, Davidson hinted on social media he thought of suicide
  • That day, he appeared briefly on SNL to introduce Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson 
  • Weeks earlier, Davidson split from his then-fiance, pop star Ariana Grande 

Making jokes about his mental health, comedian Pete Davidson made his first appearance in a Saturday Night Live sketch since last month’s alarming social media post indicating he was contemplating suicide. 

In the Weekend Update segment with special guest star John Mulaney, Davidson said: ‘As you know, I had a really crazy month and I want to talk about something that matters a lot.’   

His co-anchor Colin Jost asks: ‘Mental health?’

Davidson replies: ‘The new Clint Eastwood movie, The Mule.’

Mulaney says: ‘I have been spending time with Pete to try to show him you can have a comedy that is not insane. A sober domestic life.’

To which Davidson replies: ‘After observing John’s life, I publicly threatened suicide.

‘I’m sorry. I shouldn’t make that joke. It is funny though.’ 

 

Making jokes about his mental health, comedian Pete Davidson made his first appearance in a Saturday Night Live sketch since last month’s alarming social media post indicating he was contemplating suicide. From left: John Mulaney, Davidson, and Colin Jost

Davidson and Mulaney were joking about The Mule, the new film in which Clint Eastwood plays a drug mule

Davidson and Mulaney were joking about The Mule, the new film in which Clint Eastwood plays a drug mule

'After observing John's life, I publicly threatened suicide,' Davidson said on Saturday

‘After observing John’s life, I publicly threatened suicide,’ Davidson said on Saturday

Mulaney and Davidson proceed to make numerous jokes about the movie’s premise, in which Eastwood plays a 90-year-old in charge of transporting narcotics. 

Davidson appeared as a Clemson football player on the show’s cold open, which featured Alec Baldwin as President Donald Trump and Kenan Thompson as Steve Harvey. 

The last time Davidson appeared on the show was a brief cameo introducing Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson on December 15.

Hours before that episode, which starred guest-host Matt Damon, aired, Davidson wrote on social media: ‘I really don’t want to be on this earth anymore.

The last time Davidson appeared on the show was a brief cameo introducing Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson on December 15

The last time Davidson appeared on the show was a brief cameo introducing Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson on December 15

Hours before that episode, which starred guest-host Matt Damon, aired, Davidson wrote on social media: ‘I really don’t want to be on this earth anymore'

Hours before that episode, which starred guest-host Matt Damon, aired, Davidson wrote on social media: ‘I really don’t want to be on this earth anymore’

‘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.’

The disturbing post set off alarm bells among celebrity friends of Davidson, chief among them his ex-fiance, pop star Ariana Grande.

Weeks earlier, Grande ended her engagement to Davidson.

The disturbing post set off alarm bells among celebrity friends of Davidson, chief among them his ex-fiance, pop star Ariana Grande

The disturbing post set off alarm bells among celebrity friends of Davidson, chief among them his ex-fiance, pop star Ariana Grande

After his social media post about possible suicide, Grande reportedly tried to visit Davidson at the SNL offices at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan, but she was denied entry.

This past year was a whirlwind for the comedian – dominating the headlines for his romance with Grande following her split from rapper Mac Miller in May (months before his fatal overdose in September).

Pete and the Imagine singer struck up their relationship in June, culminating in a brief engagement before the pair split up in October.

In the weeks after the post and the month-long hiatus from SNL, Davidson has been making headlines in the gossip pages.

He was romantically linked earlier this month with actress Kate Beckinsale, with whom he struck up a rapport during a Golden Globe Awards after party in Hollywood. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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