Pete Davidson hinted at a return to rehab on ‘SNL’—and fans erupted in support

'It takes guts to admit to a problem and commit to getting well.'

Dec 23, 2019, 8:01 am

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Sierra Juarez 

Sierra Juarez

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On this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live, cast member Pete Davidson implied that he was going to a rehabilitation center during the holidays.

SNL cast member Colin Jost asked Davidson about his plans for the holidays. In response, Davidson said he was going “on a little vacation.”

“You know, the kind of vacation where insurance pays for some of it, and they take your phone and shoelaces. And you have roommates, but it still costs like a hundred grand,” Davidson said.

His hint was met with an outpouring of support on Twitter.

“It takes guts to admit to a problem and commit to getting well,” Twitter user @Anniedelf wrote. “I rarely tweet, but it really touched me, rooting for him.”

Davidson is known for speaking openly about his mental health. In December 2018, Davidson posted a message about not wanting “to be on this earth anymore.” During this time, he was open about the impact of hateful messages online and his diagnosis of borderline personality disorder.

Both celebrities and fans have praised Davidson for his push to normalize conversations around mental health.

“Why does 93% of the human population feel the need to claim Pete Davidson is lying about his mental illness? He’s constantly using his platform to bring awareness to mental health and normalize it,” Twitter user @RealJuliaKloss tweeted.

In 2016, Davidson checked himself into a rehab center to get help for mental health issues. It’s still unconfirmed whether Davidson will actually be going to rehab this holiday season.

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*First Published: Dec 23, 2019, 8:01 am