Pete Davidson has become a very well-known comedian after his time on Saturday Night Live. During his time in the spotlight, the actor opened up about his struggles with drug addiction and attending rehab.
Although the 29-year-old has overcome his drug use, there is no denying Pete Davidson has faced a lot of struggles in his life – personally and professionally.
However, the actor has been very open to the public sharing his story despite keeping the majority of his life private. Did the Saturday Night Live star go to rehab, and how many times has he been there? Here’s what we know about it.
Did Pete Davidson go to rehab?
On March 6, 2017, Pete announced in a now-deleted Instagram post he was drug-free for the first time in years.
“Just wanted to let you guys know I’m okay,” he wrote. “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 eight years.
It wasn’t easy, but I got a great girl, great friends and I consider myself a lucky man. I’ll always be here for you guys, I promise,” he continued.
Three years later, the comedian revealed he sought treatment at Arizona’s Sierra Tucson facility, as per Page Six.
Sierra Tucson specializes in drug and alcohol addiction, pain recovery, and behavioral health. It’s unknown why Davidson checked into the treatment center, but the 29-year-old revealed he worked on jokes while in rehab and went by the pseudonym “Howard”.
Two months before confirming his rehab stint, the Meet Cute actor joked on SNL’s Weekend Update that he was going on a “kind of vacation where insurance pays for some of it, and they take your phone and shoelaces.”
How many times has he been to rehab?
Pete Davidson has said to visited rehab on more than one occasion during the last couple of years.
The actor has reportedly been to rehab twice, in 2017 and then again in 2019, writes The Sun.
The actor has also sought treatment for his mental and physical health. He was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at age 17 and used medical marijuana to manage the pain.
In an interview with High Times, he admitted that smoking weed was the “only thing that would help me eat” and participate in SNL.
“My stomach would be in pain all day and I wouldn’t be able to eat, but then I’d smoke and I can eat and do my shows,” he added.
Pete Davidson opened up about BPD diagnosis
Pete was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) when he was 23 years old.
This type of diagnosis comes from people with a fear of abandonment, a lack of confidence, and a history of unstable personal relationships.
BPD is not related to bipolar disorder, although the star confessed it changed his life. He once claimed that the death of father during 9/11 affected his mental health greatly.
“I got diagnosed with BPD a few years ago, and I was just so confused all the time,” he told actress Glenn Close. “And just thought something was wrong and didn’t know how to deal with it.”
If you’ve been affected by this story you can contact American Addiction Centers on (877) 686-7688. Or Talk To Frank on 0300 123 6600 in the UK.
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