'SNL's Pete Davidson reveals he is 'sober for the first time in 8 years' in open note
Saturday Night Live cast member Pete Davidson has been taking some time to get sober and quit his drug addiction.
Saturday Night Live's "resident young person" Pete Davidson has a message for his fans.
Avid viewers of the show may have noticed that the comedian, 23, who has been a member of the cast since 2014, has been missing from sketches and the "Weekend Update" desk for a decent portion of this season. On Monday, Davidson posted on Instagram that he has been struggling with drugs.
"Just wanted to let you guys know I'm okay," he captioned a photo of himself smiling with a cup of coffee. "I know I've kinda been missing, on social media and on the show. I quit drugs and am happy and sober for the first time in 8 years."
Davidson went on to say that getting sober "wasn't easy," he he has "a great girl, great friends and I consider myself a lucky man."
"Remember to never give up hope because sometimes that's all we got," he added. "We are a family and I appreciate all your love and support. It's nice to be back in action."
In a September interview with High Times, Davidson explained that he used medical marijuana to treat Crohn's disease. “I got Crohn’s disease when I was 17 or 18,” he said. “And I found that the medicines that the doctors were prescribing me and seeing all these doctors and trying new things … weed would be the only thing that would help me eat.”
Davidson also dedicated an Instagram post just a bit later to his girlfriend, Larry David‘s daughter, Cazzie.
See his full post below.