Saturday Night Live Executive Producer Lorne Michaels has reportedly pulled SNL member Pete Davidson so he can get better.
A source told Page Six, “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,” the source continued. “Everyone on the cast is hugely protective of him and were obviously upset — particularly Colin Jost and Michael Che on Weekend Update.”
He only appeared to introduce the musical guest. The show is now on winter break for the holidays so Davidson will be finding help during the downtime. He could return to the show as early as the New Year.
The decision to scrap Davidson’s skits came after he posted an alarming message on Instagram. “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.”
His message shocked and scared his fans and friends because of the underlying suicidal. The note was posted on his Instagram Saturday during the day. Soon after his Instagram was taken down and was disabled.
According to the New York Times, The New York Police Department sent an officer to the 30 Rock studio to keep an eye on the comedian.
His ex-fiance Ariana Grande also showed up to the studio but didn’t see Davidson.
According to TMZ, Davidson refused to see Grande. He knew she was on her way over because she was calling his friends to make sure he was okay. His friends gave Davidson the heads up about Grande’s plans.
His friend Machine Gun Kelly also got on a flight to check in on his friend.
Davidson has mental health illnesses and history of being suicidal. He has Borderline Personality Disorder and was diagnosed in 2017. He’s also spoken candidly about how he was suicidal in elementary school after his father died in the 9/11 attacks.