Pete Davidson reportedly admitted himself into rehab to manage “borderline personality disorder and PTSD” symptoms.
The “Saturday Night Live” alum is being treated at the same facility where his friend and former “SNL” writer, John Mulaney, sought treatment for addiction issues, according to Page Six.
Davidson and Mulaney join a string of stars from the popular sketch comedy series who have fought against personal dependency troubles.
The “Bupkis” star has previously disclosed attending rehabilitation centers, once in 2016 and two years later in 2018.
In an attempt to understand what was going on with his mental health, Davidson took a leave of absence from “Saturday Night Live” and went to rehab. He had only signed on as a cast member two years before at 20 years old.
“I never really did any other drugs, so I was like, ‘I’m gonna try to go to rehab. Maybe that’ll be helpful,'” Davidson said. “So I go and I get off weed. They told me there, they’re like, ‘You might be bipolar,’ and I was like, ‘OK.’ So they’re like, ‘We’re gonna try you on these meds.’ And then I got out [of rehab], and then I started smoking weed again — and I’m on meds.”
In December 2018, the “King of Staten Island” star entered rehab after posting about self-harm on social media. He wrote at the time, “I really don’t want to be on this earth anymore. 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.”
“I love Park City, Utah, because the last time I was here, I was in rehab,” he said before sipping a beer. “It’s nice to be on the other side of it, and it also speaks wonders to your rehab facilities.
“Four years ago; It worked out great.”
John Mulaney went into rehab for cocaine addiction and alcoholism. (Rosalind O’Connor)
“I remember I walked into my intervention. I had just been to my drug dealer’s apartment and I finally got the right balance,” he said on the “This Past Weekend with Theo Von” podcast. “One pocket all coke. One pocket all Xanax and I was like ‘I have done it. I reached equilibrium.’”
Upon reaching his house, there were a “bunch of people” in his home who were worried about his drug and alcohol usage. Mulaney said he “hadn’t used drugs” for a few days.
Mulaney’s trip was not his first stay in rehab. He has previously discussed substance abuse issues and was sober in 2005, but relapsed years later.
“I don’t drink. I used to drink, then I drank too much, and I had to stop. That surprises a lot of audiences, because I don’t look like someone who used to do anything,” he said in his 2012 special, “New in Town.”
Chase has struggled with substances during his career and checked into the Betty Ford Clinic in the 1980s for treatment for an addiction to prescription painkillers.
In 2016, the original “Weekend Update” host re-entered rehab for a “tune-up” in his recovery.
His publicist confirmed that Chase “wants to be the best that he can be,” and was dealing with an alcohol-related issue.
Chris Farley, one of the most beloved “Saturday Night Live” comedians, died of a drug overdose in December 1997. He was 33.
Tom Arnold recalled supporting Farley as his sober sponsor and said Farley attempted rehab 16 times before his death. A build up of fats on the artery walls was also listed as a “significant contributing factor” in Farley’s death.
“I told him early on, ‘You can’t be super fat and do drugs, that’s death,'” Arnold told Page Six. “‘You’ve got to make a choice. It’s best you don’t do either but you cannot do both.'”
Adam Sandler fondly remembered working with Chris Farley on “Saturday Night Live.” (Steve Granitz)
From left to right, David Spade, Chris Rock and Chris Farley were part of an all-star cast at “SNL.” (KMazur)
From left to right, Rob Schneider, Tim Meadows, Chris Farley and Adam Sandler performed the “Santa Don’t Like Bad Boys” skit in 1993. (Gene Page)
Sandler picked up a guitar and referenced many of Farley’s hit characters and sketches, including motivational speaker Matt Foley, the risqué Chippendales dance with Patrick Swayze and “Gap Girls.” The “Billy Madison” actor also mixed in some of his personal memories of Farley.
“He was a one-man party, you know I’m talking about, I’m talking about my friend Chris Farley,” Sandler sang.
Belushi died at the famous Chateau Marmont on Sunset Boulevard in 1982.
The night before Belushi’s death – March 4, 1982 – a book titled “The Castle on Sunset,” claimed he partied with friends Robert De Niro and the late Robin Williams, and a woman named Kathy Smith.
In the Farley documentary, Kevin Farley acknowledged how the “Black Sheep” star looked up to Belushi. In fact, several of Farley’s characters on the NBC show were inspired by the “Animal House” actor.
Kevin insisted there was one special reason why Farley admired Belushi over the years.
“John Belushi represented a bigger guy who can move pretty well,” said Kevin. “Dance really well. Chris identified with that, because Chris could dance really well. Chris could move his body really well … He admired that — the movement of John Belushi. And his physical comedy.”