Comedian and former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Pete Davidson has checked into a rehabilitation facility in Pennsylvania, according to sources close to the star. Page Six reports that Davidson is seeking treatment for borderline personality disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at the same facility where his close friend and fellow comedian John Mulaney sought help for substance abuse issues.
While Davidson’s admission to rehab comes as a surprise to some, one friend explained that the comedian regularly seeks “tune-ups” and mental breaks in rehab to take care of his well-being. The source added that Davidson has a strong support system and is known for stepping up to seek help when needed.
The decision to enter rehab follows a series of events in Davidson’s life. He recently issued an apology to the head of the animal charity PETA after leaving an offensive message on her answering machine. Additionally, he was charged with reckless driving after crashing his car into a house in Beverly Hills. However, it was reported that drugs and alcohol were not believed to be factors in the incident.
The friend who provided insight into Davidson’s rehab stay mentioned that the comedian has endured challenges related to his PTSD, particularly due to the loss of his firefighter father during the 9/11 terrorist attacks when he was only seven years old. The source emphasized that Davidson is taking a much-needed break to focus on himself and work on better coping mechanisms for his PTSD.
Davidson’s girlfriend, Chase Sui Wonders, is said to be standing by him during this time. The couple was involved in the car accident in March, but fortunately, no one was injured. Davidson now faces a charge of reckless driving, which carries potential penalties including jail time and fines.
This isn’t the first time Davidson has taken a hiatus to prioritize his mental health. In addition to his Crohn’s disease diagnosis, he has previously sought treatment for BPD, drug use, and suicidal thoughts. Speaking about his BPD diagnosis, Davidson expressed relief in finally understanding his condition and finding ways to cope with it.
Despite his personal struggles, Davidson has maintained a high-profile career and garnered attention for his relationships with notable figures such as Ariana Grande, Kate Beckinsale, and Kim Kardashian. His recent project, the Peacock show “Bupkis,” is set to return for a second season once the writer’s strike concludes.
Representatives for Davidson have chosen not to comment on the matter at this time.