Congressman-elect Dan Crenshaw reached out to “Saturday Night Live” star Pete Davidson after Davidson posted a note Saturday on social media that seemed to indicate suicidal thoughts.
Crenshaw revealed during a Monday appearance on KPRC2 that he talked to Davidson.
He said, “It was pretty devastating. You don’t want to see somebody in that position to the point where they’re actually putting out a cry for help on social media, now that’s not a good place to be in. I talked to him personally yesterday and I talked to him for a little about it. You know we don’t go back very far, we’re not good friends but I think he appreciated hearing from me.”
Crenshaw added, “What I told him is this, everybody has a purpose in this world. God put you here for a reason.”
Responding to what appeared to be a call for help from comedian Pete Davidson, @DanCrenshawTX with me for #HouNewsmakers EXTRA talks about his response and phone call. https://t.co/BRiFwhBjD8 pic.twitter.com/GpqlUCPXpw
— Khambrel Marshall (@KPRC2Khambrel) December 17, 2018
Davidson’s note read, “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.” (Here’s How Pete Davidson Reacted After Ariana Grande Tried To Prevent Him From Committing Suicide)
Earlier this month, the SNL star revealed that he has struggled with borderline personality disorder.
Let’s talk about #MentalHealth & Pete Davidson for a moment.
YEP this is gonna be a thread…
First off, if you see ANYONE make a post like this on social media & you don’t know what their location is – you can STILL HELP THEM (I’m going to share 2 personal stories w/info): pic.twitter.com/b5s6UutrVE
— Crunchy.Poppy (@CrunchyPoppy) December 16, 2018
Back in November, Davidson mocked Crenshaw for wearing an eye-patch, a joke that received a lot of negative backlash because Crenshaw lost his eye when an IED exploded near him while he was in Afghanistan. (RELATED: Former Navy SEAL Dan Crenshaw Has A Message For All Americans This Veterans Day)
The following week, Crenshaw appeared on the show and accepted Davidson’s apology in person. The congressman-elect went on to provide funny and insulting captions to photos of Davidson.