NYPD Performs ‘Wellness Check’ On Pete Davidson
"SNL" ACTOR PETE DAVIDSON POSTS TROUBLING INSTAGRAM MESSAGE, PROMPTING WELLNESS CHECK FROM NYPD
(CNN) – New York City police say they conducted a wellness check on “Saturday Night Live” performer Pete Davidson after the comedian posted a troubling message on Instagram.
The 25-year-old posted on Instagram Saturday, “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.”
Davidson’s Instagram account was later deleted.
An NYPD spokesman says officers met with Davidson in person, but did not elaborate.
It has been a difficult last few months for Davidson, both personally and professionally.
In October, he announced that his engagement to singer Sriana Grande had been called off.
Then last month, he was widely criticized for making light of a Congressional candidate who lost an eye in Afghanistan during an SNL segment.