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Pete Davidson on Monday took to Instagram to shed more light on his mental health struggles, calling out the bullying he’s experienced over the past nine months.
“I’ve kept my mouth shut. Never mentioned any names, never said a word about anyone or anything,” began the Saturday Night Live star, who recently returned to social media after an extended hiatus. “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 when everyone loves to be offended and upset is truly mind boggling.”
Continued Davidson: “I’ve been getting online bullied and in public by people for 9 months. I’ve spoken about [borderline personality 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.”
The comedian — who has been vocal about his battles with depression, borderline personality disorder, Crohn’s disease and his resulting marijuana use — went on to say that he “just [wants] you guys to know” that despite “how hard the internet or anyone tries to make me kill myself,” he won’t. Davidson concluded, “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.”
Davidson’s emotional note comes nearly two months after he and Ariana Grande called off their engagement. The pop star and the comic had been engaged since June and quickly moved into a Manhattan apartment reportedly worth $16 million. Their engagement came as a surprise to fans, as the couple had only been dating for a few weeks. The pair first met in 2016 on the set of SNL, when she appeared on the show as a host and musical guest.
Grande recently dropped the music video for her breakup anthem “Thank U, Next,” which references her relationship with Davidson, along with exes Big Sean, former backup dancer Ricky Alvarez and the late Mac Miller. The video broke the record for most views on YouTube within a 24-hour period, amassing 47 million views and beating K-pop boy band BTS who previously held the record for their “Idol” video with 45 million views.
See Davidson’s entire post, below.
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