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From Associated Press, December 16, 2018 12:55 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police were concerned about Pete Davidson after he wrote "I don't want to be on this earth anymore" on Instagram. And they visited the "Saturday Night Live" star to make sure he was OK.

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Pete Davidson Appears on Saturday Night Live Hours After Alarming Instagram Post
Sun Dec 16 00:58:56 EST 2018

Pete Davidson took to the Saturday Night Live stage this weekend, just hours after posting an alarming message on social media.

Appearing live, the comedian introduced the night’s musical guests Miley Cyrus and Mark Ronson. He sported a red sweater and green blazer for the late night show’s holiday episode.

Davidson also made a brief appearance in a pre-taped sketch centered around finding a new host for this year’s Academy Awards after Kevin Hart stepped down from the gig. Davidson and a number of regular cast members parodied celebrities who were auditioning for the job.

The 25-year-old played Mr. Robot’s Rami Malek, joking that he would bring “maybe something fun and super high energy” to the awards show. 

Minutes after defending Kanye West for standing up about his mental health on Saturday, Davidson raised concern after writing, “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 continued, adding a single red heart emoji.

Davidson later deleted his Instagram account.

RELATED: Ariana Grande Offers Pete Davidson Support After Alarming Message: ‘I’m Not Going Anywhere’

Although reps for Davidson and SNL did not immediately return PEOPLE’s request for comment, the comedian’s pal Jon Cryer went on to share on Twitter that he heard Davidson was at the SNL studio in N.Y.C. and was “accounted for.”

A public information officer with the New York Police Department also told PEOPLE they sent officers to do a welfare check on Davidson. Pete Davidson

In a series of since-deleted tweets, Ariana Grande, Davidson’s ex-fiancée, also let the comedian know that she was there for him.  

“Man i’m so sorry i told a dumb joke,” she wrote in a series of since-deleted tweets, referencing a message directed at West, which had drawn Davidson’s ire earlier on Saturday.

“I really didn’t mean any harm. all i want everyone to be healthy and happy. so desperately. please. my god,” added Grande, 25.

Continuing, she wrote, “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.”

Davidson’s friends, Machine Gun Kelly, Kid Cudi and SNL costar Chris Redd, also went on to pen supportive messages to the comedian.

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Earlier on Instagram, Davidson came to West’s defense via Instagram after the rapper criticized Grande for a joke she made regarding West’s feud with Drake, which West claimed made light of his mental health.

“Bravo Kanye West for standing up for yourself and speaking out against mental health,” wrote Davidson, who has borderline personality disorder and has previously spoken about the negative effects bullying has on his illness.

“I can’t explain to you enough how difficult and scary it is to be honest about stuff like this. We need people like Kanye,” he continued.

Although Davidson did not address Grande by name, he added, “No one should ever point finger at you for your bravery in speaking about mental health. I’m seriously disgusted.”

RELATED: Ariana Grande Apologizes After Kanye West Claims She Used His Drake Feud to ‘Promote’ Her Song

On Saturday morning, West, 41, addressed a tweet Grande shared earlier this week, hours before she dropped her new song “Imagine.”

“Guys, i know there are grown men arguing online rn but miley and i dropping our beautiful, new songs tonight so if y’all could please jus behave for just like a few hours so the girls can shine that’d be so sick thank u,” she wrote on Thursday.

“I know Ariana said this to be cool and didn’t mean no harm but I don’t like even slightest level of slight commentary from someone I know loves and respects me,” West tweeted, before emphasizing that people need to stop treating “mental health” like a joke. (Months after telling the world that he suffered from bipolar disorder, West said in October that he was “misdiagnosed” with the condition.)

“All of this foolishness weighed on my mental health so @ArianaGrande you know I got love for you but until you’re ready to really make sure everyone’s ok don’t use me or this moment to promote a song,” West added.

Grande went on to apologize, adding that while the joke was “probably insensitive,” she wasn’t trying to use the feud to promote her song.

“With all due respect, i don’t need to use anyone to promote anything. period. i was making a comment ab what men were doing at the time vs. women. it was a joke which i understand now was probably insensitive. i apologize if i was in any way triggering and hope u feel well today,” she wrote in a since-deleted tweet.

RELATED: Pete Davidson Feels ‘Constantly Bullied’ as Ariana Grande Jokes About Split in New Video: Source

The topic of feeling attacked because of mental illness is close to Davidson’s heart.

Days after Grande dropped the music video for “Thank U, Next,” which references the couple’s whirlwind romance and split, the SNL star penned a lengthy note about the way Grande’s fans had bullied him.

“I’ve kept my mouth shut. Never mentioned any names, never said a word about anyone or anything,” Davidson wrote on Instagram. “I’m trying to understand how when something happens to a guy the whole entire world just trashes him without any facts or frame of reference. Especially in today’s climate where everyone loves to be offended and upset it is truly mind boggling.”

“I’ve been getting online bullied and in public by people for 9 months. I’ve spoken about BPD and being suicidal publicly only in the hopes that it will bring awareness and help kids like myself who don’t want to be on this earth,” continued Davidson.

He concluded: “I just want you guys to know. No matter how hard the internet or anyone tries to make me kill myself. I won’t. I’m upset I even have to say this. To all those holding me down and seeing this for what it is — I see you and I love you.”

Grande went on to ask her fans to be kinder to Davidson, for whom she still feels “irrevocable love.”

“I know u already know this but i feel i need to remind my fans to please be gentler with others,” she wrote alongside a screenshot of Davidson’s post. “I really don’t endorse anything but forgiveness and positivity. i care deeply about pete and his health.”

“I’m asking you to please be gentler with others, even on the internet. i’ve learned thru my own mistakes not to be reactive on socials so i do understand,” Grande continued. “but you truly don’t know what anybody is experiencing ever. regardless of what they choose to display on social media or how they may appear in public. i can promise u that.”

“So please let whatever point you’re trying to make go,” she urged. “I will always have irrevocable love for him and if you’ve gotten any other impression from my recent work, you might have missed the point.”

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), text “help” to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 or go to suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Jada Pinkett Smith Is 'Praying' for Pete Davidson After Distressing Note: 'I've Been There'
Sat Dec 15 18:36:59 EST 2018

Having endured her own mental health struggles in the past, Jada Pinkett Smith is offering some kind words to Pete Davidson.

On Saturday, shortly after the Saturday Night Live star, 25, shared a distressing note about his wellbeing, the actress, 47, posted a supportive message, encouraging the comedian to “hang in there.”

Pete Davidson … hang in there. There is a lot of help out here,” Pinkett Smith tweeted. “Surrender to some love some where around you … today! Right now! And then … let in the help that will become available.”

“I’m praying for you Pete. I’ve been there. It gets better,” she added.

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Although reps for Davidson and SNL did not immediately return PEOPLE’s request for comment, actor and Davidson pal Jon Cryer went on to tweet that he heard the comedian was at the SNL studio in New York City and “accounted for.”

A public information officer with the New York Police Department also told PEOPLE they sent officers to do a welfare check on Davidson. TMZ was the first to report the news.

The New York Times reported that police said a rep for NBC told the NYPD that Davidson was at work and doing fine.

Sharing a screenshot of a note, the Saturday Night Live star, 25, wrote 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.”

“All i’ve ever tried to do was help people. Just remember i told you so,” he continued, adding a single red heart emoji.

Davidson, who has borderline personality disorder and has previously spoken about the negative effects bullying has on his illness, later deleted his Instagram account.

RELATED: Ariana Grande Offers Pete Davidson Support After Alarming Message: ‘I’m Not Going Anywhere’

In a new clip from the upcoming episode of Facebook Watch’s Red Table Talk, the actress opens up about her own history of depression.

“I was severely depressed. Severely,” the actress tells her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, and daughter Willow. “And that was something I battled for years. Waking up in the morning was like the worst part of the day.”

“By the time the evening came, I was at least like, ‘Okay, I’m good.’ But then you go back to sleep again and you gotta…you gotta restart,” she added.

Kid Cudi, who also appears on the Red Table Talk episode about mental illness, also reached out to Davidson on Twitter, telling his pal, “Thinkin about U Pete. Hit me back bro.”

In a Facebook letter posted in 2016, the rapper told his fans that he was checking himself into rehab to tackle his depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts.

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RELATED: Kid Cudi Tells Jada Pinkett Smith He Was ‘Ashamed’ of Opening Up About His Mental Health

Over the summer, following the deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, Pinkett Smith shared that she had “often” contemplated suicide in the past — and that mental health “is a daily practice.”

“With the suicides of Kate and Anthony it brought up feelings of when I was in such despair and had considered the same demise…often,” she wrote on Instagram. “In the years I spent towards my healing, many moons ago, I realized the mind and heart can be extremely delicate without the foundation of a formidable spirit.”

“What I eat, what I watch on TV, what music I listen to, how I care for my body, my spiritual practice, what people I surround myself with, the amount of stress I allow and so on… either contribute to or deteriorate my mental health,” she added. “Mental health is a daily practice for me. It’s a practice of deep self-love.”

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One thing I’ve learned in my life over the years is that mental health is something we should practice daily, not just when issues arise. We should take care of our mind and spirit in the same way we do our body. With the suicides of Kate and Anthony it brought up feelings of when I was in such despair and had considered the same demise…often. In the years I spent towards my healing, many moons ago, I realized the mind and heart can be extremely delicate without the foundation of a formidable spirit. What I eat, what I watch on TV, what music I listen to, how I care for my body, my spiritual practice, what people I surround myself with, the amount of stress I allow and so on… either contribute to or deteriorate my mental health. Mental health is a daily practice for me. It’s a practice of deep self-love. May Kate and Anthony Rest In Peace. Many may not understand… but I do, and this morning I have the deepest gratitude that I pulled through. . Love.

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Pinkett Smith continued, “May Kate and Anthony Rest In Peace. Many may not understand… but I do, and this morning I have the deepest gratitude that I pulled through.”

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), text “help” to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 or go to suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

Michelle Obama Warmly Dishes on George W. Bush's Surprise for Her at His Father’s Funeral
Sat Dec 15 18:25:19 EST 2018

Michelle Obama was just as charmed by former President George W. Bush‘s mint passes as fans were.

The Becoming author and Bush were at the center of two viral moments this year when cameras caught the former president passing her mints — first at Sen. John McCain‘s state funeral in September and then at former President George H.W. Bush’s state funeral in December.

Asked about the latter surprise on Friday during the San Jose, California stop on her ongoing book tour, Obama, 54, spoke sweetly of George W., 72.

“He has the presence of mind and the sense of humor to bring me a mint,” Obama said, according to ABC7. “And he made it a point to give me that mint right then and there, and that’s the beauty of George Bush.”

RELATED: Michelle Obama Calls George W. Bush a ‘Sweet Man,’ but Doesn’t ‘Agree with Him on Everything’

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RELATED: Barack Obama Surprises Michelle During Her Book Tour — and Brings Flowers!

Obama sat down with All Things Considered alum Michele Norris for Friday’s visit, which was held at the SAP Center.

Her book tour, which was announced in October, is being produced by Live Nation on behalf of publisher Crown, and includes a superstar list of moderators — including Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Valerie Jarrett, poet Elizabeth Alexander, Phoebe Robinson and Tracee Ellis Ross.

The tour kicked off at the United Center in Obama’s hometown of Chicago, with Oprah Winfrey leading Obama in conversation.

Back in November, Obama opened up about her bond with George W. during an interview with his daughter, Jenna Bush Hager, explaining that their differing political identities don’t get in the way of their friendship.

I’d love if we as a country could get back to the place where we didn’t demonize people who disagreed with us. Because that’s essentially the difference between Republicans and Democrats,” she said on Today.

“We’re all Americans. We all care about our family our kids, and we’re trying to get ahead. We have different ideas about what’s the best way to get there,” Obama continued. “That doesn’t make me evil. And that doesn’t make him, you know, stupid — it’s just a disagreement and that’s how I feel about your father. You know? He’s a beautiful, funny, kind, sweet man.”


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