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Ariana, Celebs Rally Around 'Suicidal' Pete Davidson

Saturday Night Live star posts grim Instagram message
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 15, 2018 1:51 PM CST
This combination photo shows comedian Pete Davidson at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 17, 2017, left, and singer Ariana Grande at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Nov....   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Is Pete Davidson on the brink? The Saturday Night Live star posted online missives Saturday that touch on mental health and suicide, per TMZ. "I really don't want to be on this earth anymore," writes the 25-year-old on Instagram. "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 wanted to do was help people. just remember i told you so." Davidson then deleted his account, as he did for a while after breaking up with Ariana Grande in October, per E! Online. Only two weeks ago the comedian said he wouldn't commit suicide despite months of bullying and harassing from online trolls. And he's been open about his struggles with depression, borderline personality disorder, and suicidal thoughts, notes Variety.

Seems Davidson still showed up for SNL rehearsal Saturday and Grande went to the 30 Rock building to check on him. "I'm downstairs and I'm not going anywhere if you need anyone or anything," she wrote in a now-deleted tweet. "I know u have everyone u need and that's not me, but I'm here too." She also apologized for "telling a dumb joke" in a Twitter dispute with Kanye West that touched on mental health and sparked a response from Davidson. Meanwhile, rapper Machine Gun Kelly is on a plane to see Davidson ("can’t have my boy in the darkness like that," he tweets) and actor Michael Rappaport apologized for calling Davidson and Kanye "whiney ... social media babies," Entertainment Tonight reports. Tweets Rappaport: "Had no clue. ... Would never mock someone when they're truly down." (Read more mental health stories.)

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