Pete Davidson might not be the most recognizable (or most orange) face in the Saturday Night Live cast, but he's gained his fair share of success since joining the show, even getting his own Comedy Central special last fall. Despite his rising star, however, the 23-year-old has been noticeably absent from both SNL and social media in recent months — and he's just revealed why.
Davidson returned to Instagram yesterday (March 6) to inform his fans and followers that he's "back in action" after quitting drugs and getting sober for the first time in eight years.
The comedian didn't give further details about his condition or treatment beyond that, though he did assure fans that he's "okay."
He went on to thank his friends and girlfriend (Larry David's daughter, Cassie) for their support.
The comedian's drug use has often been fodder for SNL and his own stand-up, with Davidson admitting that he's relied heavily on marijuana to cope with his Crohn's disease.
Read his full Instagram post below.
Just wanted to let you guys know I'm okay. I know I've kinda been missing, on social media and on the show. I quit drugs and am happy and sober for the first time in 8 years. It wasn't easy, but I got a great girl, great friends and I consider myself a lucky man. I'll always be here for you guys, I promise. Remember to never give up hope because sometimes that's all we got. We are a family and I appreciate all your love and support. It's nice to be back in action ❤️