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Police visit Pete Davidson after he says he doesn't "want to be on this planet anymore"

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Pete Davidson has been openly struggling with his mental health.

The 25-year-old posted an alarming, seemingly suicidal message after sparking some backlash by defending Kanye West with regard to his Twitter drama with the SNL star's ex-fiancée, Ariana Grande.

"I really don't want to be on this earth anymore," Davidson wrote on Instagram, just minutes before deleting his account. "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."

"I'm in the plane now on the way to see Pete," Machine Gun Kelly, his co-star in the upcoming film Big Time Adolescence, tweeted. "Gonna make sure he's good, I promise. Can't have my boy in the darkness like that."

The pair were photographed catching up hours later.

About the Kanye West tweets, Davidson wrote, "Bravo Kanye West for standing up for yourself and speaking out against mental health. 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. No on should ever point fingers at you for your bravery in speaking about mental health. I'm seriously disgusted."

Several of Grande's fans lashed out at him for allegedly "attacking" his ex with his post. Davidson had said earlier this month he has been bullied for months, even before he and Grande broke up.

At the time, he wrote, "I've spoken about [Borderline Personality Disorder] 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...I just want you guys to know. No matter how hard the internet or anyone tries to make me kill myself. I won't."

Hours after Davidson's worrying tweet, he appeared on SNL, introducing Miley Cyrus to the stage.

Ariana Grande chimed in on the fued between Kanye West and Drake in the weekend, tweeting "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." Grande had released her new single "Imagine" as scheduled less than two hours later after promoting it throughout the day.

West unleashed a fresh Twitter tirade against Grande early on Saturday.

"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 replied.

"People will no longer take mental health for a joke," he continued. "Drake verbally attacked Cudi when he was in the hospital and went at me after TMZ because I decided to release albums in June Is snowballed and he refused to meet with me but texted my mother in law and did sneak disses on peoples records that I consider family."

West also wrote, "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."

Grande then tweeted, "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."

Her friend Nicki Minaj also weighed in on the drama, tweeting, "We can be so insensitive. God bless Kanye & Pete. Being flippant about mental illness speaks more about you than them. Stop saying the word love & live it. Love is an action."

 

If you feel you need help dealing with depression or a difficult time in your life, call Lifeline on 0800 543 354 or the Suicide Crisis Helpline on 0508 828 865(0508 TAUTOKO). Both are available 24/7.