Actor and comedian Pete Davidson has revealed that he’s been diagnosed as having borderline personality disorder.
The 23-year-old who’s part of the SNL cast discussed his mental health issues during the Marc Maron podcast Monday, THR.com reported.
‘I started having these mental breakdowns where I would, like, freak out and then not remember what happened after. Blind rage,’ he explained.
Candid confession: SNL castmember Pete Davidson, 23, pictiured at the MTV VMAs in LA in August, has revealed that he’s been diagnosed as having borderline personality disorder
‘I’ve been a pothead forever…. I never really did any other drugs, so I was like, ‘I’m gonna try to go to rehab. Maybe that’ll be helpful. So I go and I get off weed,’ he said.
Davidson went public in March with the fact he’d sought treatment in rehab for his marijuana use and that had been why he’d scaled back his appearances on the NBC skit show.
However, it turned out that it wasn’t the pot that was causing his mood swings and other behaviors.
‘They told me there, they’re like, ‘You might be bipolar,’ and I was like, ‘OK.’ So they’re like, ‘We’re gonna try you on these meds,” he told Maron.
Young star: Davidson went public in March with the fact he’d sought treatment in rehab for his marijuana use and that had been why he’d scaled back his appearances on the NBC skit show
Mental health issues: ‘I’ve been having a lot of problems. This whole year has been a f*****g nightmare,’ he explained. He’s pictured doing standup in San Francisco in June
After rehab and while taking meds he began smoking marijuana again. But after experiencing a ‘really bad’ episode he went back to his doctors who told him he had borderine personality disorder.
Since the diagnosis and subsequent treatment plan with new meds, Davidson says it’s been tough but he’s seeing improvement, THR.com reported.
‘It is working, slowly but surely,’ he said. ‘I’ve been having a lot of problems. This whole year has been a f*****g nightmare. This has been the worst year of my life, getting diagnosed with this and trying to figure out how to learn with this and live with this.’
Davidson had previously spoken about his drug habit which he said helped ease the symptoms of his Crohn’s disease.
The Staten Island native lost his firefighter father in the September 11 terror attacks in New York and was diagnosed with the chronic inflammatory bowel disease as a teenager.
He will return to SNL for its 43rd season, premiering on September 30.
Back in action: Davidson, pictured with Alec Baldwin on the SNL set, will be back for the skit show’s 43rd season on NBC