There was a short, but important appearance for fans of Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson.
Important because his appearance was made just hours after he posted an alarming note on social media.
His appearance to announce musical guests, Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus was made hours after an alarming post on his Instagram page “I really don’t want to be on this earth anymore” wrote the SNL cast member.
“I’m doing my best to stay here for you but I actually don’t know how much longer I can last.”
According to the NYPD, officers rushed to check on the 25-year old on Saturday afternoon, soon after the troubling post appeared.
Police confirm they were able to personally speak with Davidson.
Neither police nor NBC will say more about what happened but Davidson has been open about his mental health struggles in the past.
The young comedian has previously said he was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. It’s also been a very difficult year for the young comedian, personally.
In October, he and singer Ariana Grande called off their engagement ending their very public romance. Then in November, Davidson apologized for mocking Congressman-elect Dan Crenshaw who lost his eye serving in Afghanistan.
Crenshaw later appeared on SNL accepting Davidson’s apology.
This month, Davidson took to Instagram sharing that he was the victim of online bullying during his relationship with Grande. In his Dec. 3 post, Davidson also wrote that he was outspoken about his illness and suicidal thoughts to increase awareness for others.
He added, “I just want you guys to know. no matter how hard the internet or anyone tries to make me kill myself. I won’t.”
Davidson has received an outpouring of support from public figures including, Nicki Minaj, Jada Pinkett Smith and Meghan McCain.
Family doctor Jennifer Caudle told HLN, Davidson’s case is renewing awareness about suicide prevention.
“This can be a particularly hard time of year for depression, anxiety, and even suicidal thoughts because there is much going on. so especially during this time of year, look out for your friends, look out for your loved ones.”
A reminder many more could be suffering in silence and may not make their pain known on social media or elsewhere.
The National Suicide Hotline is 1-800-273-8255