Pete Davidson to return to SNL in January as he 'turns a corner on mental health problems'

Pete Davidson to return to SNL in January as he 'turns a corner on mental health problems after outpouring of support'

  • Davidson, 25, sparked concern when he wrote on Instagram he didn't 'want to be on this earth anymore'
  • Said to have felt SNL colleagues 'don't care if he lives or dies' 
  • However a source close to the show told DailyMail.com they had been 'incredibly supportive' of him 
  • Now Pete is said to have 'turned a corner' and is fully expected to return to show following the winter break 
  • Said to have been buoyed by an outpouring of support by friends and family 

By Dailymail.com Reporter

Published: 12:39 EST, 20 December 2018 | Updated: 22:10 EST, 20 December 2018

Pete Davidson will return to Saturday Night Live when the next season of the show airs in mid-January.

The comic is said to have 'turned a corner' in his mental health problems, after an outpouring of support as friends and family rallied round, according to TMZ.

The 25-year-old sparked widespread concern for his well-being after he wrote on Instagram he didn't 'want to be on this earth anymore'. 

On the mend: Pete Davidson to return to SNL in January as he 'turns a corner on mental health problems after outpouring of support'; he is seen on Instagram earlier this month
On the mend: Pete Davidson to return to SNL in January as he 'turns a corner on mental health problems after outpouring of support'; he is seen on Instagram earlier this month

On the mend: Pete Davidson to return to SNL in January as he 'turns a corner on mental health problems after outpouring of support'; he is seen on Instagram earlier this month

Series regular: Pete, left, stars on the long-running Saturday Night Live
Series regular: Pete, left, stars on the long-running Saturday Night Live

Series regular: Pete, left, stars on the long-running Saturday Night Live

His cry for help prompted an outpouring of concern from fans, the comedian's famous friends and even exes including his former fiancee, Ariana Grande, who rushed to his 30 Rock office to check on him after he posted. 

Pete was initially reported by TMZ to have felt his SNL colleagues were not understanding of his troubles.

But a source close to the show told DailyMail.com on Wednesday that all of SNL's crew had been 'incredibly' supportive of the comedian.

The sources say that SNL executives including Lorne Michaels tried to arrange care for Davidson. 

Support: Pete's SNL colleagues are rallying round him
Support: Pete's SNL colleagues are rallying round him

Support: Pete's SNL colleagues are rallying round him

And now Pete is now doing better, and is said to appreciate the concern of those around him. 

In addition Pete is fully expected to return to SNL when the show hits the airwaves early next year.

Pete - who split from fiancee Ariana Grande earlier this year following a whirlwind romance with the pop star - previously admitted to having suicidal thoughts.

He confessed: '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 help bring awareness and help kids like myself who don't want to be on this earth.

'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.'

 

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