'SNL' star Pete Davidson jokes about his public threat to harm himself

Brenda Watkins
January 21, 2019

"I really don't want to be on this earth anymore", he wrote on Instagram. "A sober, domestic life", said Mulaney.

As he laughed along with the audience, he added: 'I know, I'm sorry - I shouldn't make that joke.

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

Davidson then joked that "after observing John's life, I publicly threatened suicide".

"I'm downstairs and I'm not going anywhere if you need anyone or anything".

Returning to the SNL stage on Saturday night, the comedian addressed the messages from 15 December, which shocked many and had his ex-fiancee Ariana Grande rushing to the NBC studios to check up on her former partner.

"Yeah, people usually think he's like an National Basketball Association coach and I'm like the controversial rookie", Davidson told Jost.

Mulaney assures him, "You are loved by many.and we are glad you are OK".

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Friends, fans, and colleagues were left anxious over Davidson's mental health in mid-December after he posted a note about his declining mental health on Instagram before deleting his account.

If you're not laughing your ass off by the end of this segment, Saturday Night Live is probably not the show for you.

In the past, Davidson has been vocal about his borderline personality disorder (BPD) diagnosis and his mental health battles. "I won't", the comedian wrote in December.

Considering the sensitive yet highly-publicized matter, a number of social media users appeared divided when it came to Davidson's joking tone this weekend.

However, multiple other fans have since shown support for Davidson's approach.

Weeks earlier, Grande ended her engagement to Davidson.

If you are having thoughts of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) or go to SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources for a list of additional resources.

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