Pete Davidson gets help from Machine Gun Kelly after he says he does not want to 'be on this earth anymore'
The SNL star penned down a harrowing, now-deleted message on his Instagram stories, which shook not only his friends and family but also his fans and supporters
Pete Davidson finally has found a friend in rapper Machine Gun Kelly, someone he can lean on in his difficult time. After Davidson posted what appeared to be a partial suicide note, the rapper flew to New York to be by his friend's side on reading Davidson say he didn't want to "be on this earth anymore."
MGK, whose real name is Richard Colson Baker, took to Twitter to assure his fans and followers that he was going to handle the situation and make sure that the SNL star was okay. "I'm in the plane now on the way to see Pete," Kelly tweeted on Saturday.
He then added, "gonna make sure he's good, I promise. can't have my boy in the darkness like that." MGK was later spotted by paparazzi with Davidson while being dropped off in a black SUV. Both Davidson and Kelly had filmed 'Big Time Adolescence', over the summer together.
It was on Saturday that the SNL star penned down a harrowing, now-deleted message on his Instagram stories, which shook not only his friends and family but also his fans and supporters. He wrote: "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." He ended the post with a heart emoji.
Right after that comment from the star, the New York Police Department sent an officer to SNL's studios in Manhattan to ensure the star was present and not in any kind of distress, after which, an NBC staff called the NYPD to confirm that Davidson was in fact in the building and "fine."
One important reason why people are worried about the SNL star is because Davidson has a history of mental health problems, and he has been very open about it in the past. He said in an August interview, "I've been in and out of mental health facilities since I was nine," where he also confessed that he had made a suicide attempt in the past.
Davidson's father lost his life during the terrorist attacks on 9/11, and while in high school, a Crohn's disease-diagnosed Davidson started smoking marijuana to relieve some of his symptoms. He went to rehab twice later in life, where it was discovered that he also was suffering from bipolar disorder.
"The last few years have been real rough with me. I took all these mental health classes and really spent a lot of time getting me good," he said in the interview.
The comedian's plea for help comes after a recent and much publicized split with singer Ariana Grande. Grande also was quick to reach out to Davidson after his post which appeared minutes after he received some backlash for coming to Kanye West's defense after the rapper engaged in a Twitter argument with Grande.
"Man I'm so sorry I told a dumb joke," Grande tweeted (now deleted). "I really didn't mean any harm. All I want everyone to be healthy and happy. So desperately. Please. My god...I'm downstairs and I'm not going anywhere if you need anyone or anything. I know u have everyone u need and that's not me, but I'm here too."