Pete Davidson accounted for after posting worrying Instagram message

The 'Saturday Night Live' comedian wrote that he didn't "want to be on this earth anymore"

Pete Davidson has been accounted for by police and his employers after he posted a disturbing message.

The Saturday Night Live star and ex-fiancé of Ariana Grande wrote today (December 15) that he is doing his best “to stay here for you”.

The Instagram post – which has since been deleted along with his account – read: “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.”

Screenshot of the deleted Instagram post

The New York Times reports that a police officer was sent to the Manhattan studios of Saturday Night Live to check on the comedian.

An NBC representative also got in touch with the NYPD to say that Davidson was at work and was doing ok, police said.

Grande reportedly visited the offices to see Davidson following the concerning message [via Pop Crave].

Earlier today, Davidson praised Kanye West for speaking about mental health. Davidson has been open about his own mental health issues in a number of interviews.

In the Instagram post the SNL star 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.”

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