Following a scary situation late last year the morning of the Saturday Night Live winter finale, there are some hopeful signs for Pete Davidson.
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Per a report from the New York Times, the cast member / comedian returned to the stage in the greater Boston area over the past few days in order to perform with some friends. It was stand-up comedy (where he got his start at a pretty early age) and during the shows, he did poke fun at himself, his past, and then also got frank with Ariana Grande and the situation that dominated the headlines for him for several months. He said that the breakup experience taught him “showed me how ugly people can get but also how cool” others are. He dealt with a lot of nastiness on social media, but also a good bit of support.
What was also interesting is how the experience ended up impacting people beyond just himself. His mother is a school nurse, and she was recently taunted by a student who started singing “thank u, next” (Grande’s song largely about the breakup) in her direction. (It’s kind of weird that this song has become a bit of a meme, ignoring some of the original intent of the song in the process.)
Anyhow, it’s a welcome sign that Pete is back performing after such a troubling end of the year for him, where he posted a message on Instagram that suggested he may be suicidal. The NYPD ended up performing a wellness check on him and after that, the majority of his work on the SNL winter finale was cut out of the show. It remains unclear how much he will appear on the show in the immediate future, but the producers and cast seem to remain supportive of him and there have been no public signs to the contrary.
Saturday Night Live will return with new episodes later this month and given Davidson’s penchant for speaking his mind, we wouldn’t be shocked if he discussed more of the recent news about him in some sort of “Weekend Update” segment. That’s totally up to him, though, and the most important thing is that he is able to feel better and figure out a way to have a happy, healthy 2019.
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