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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.

Couldn't pick one so I went with two. Luckiest guy in the world #babygirl

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