Pete Davidson says Bob Saget helped him with his mental health
Pete Davidson is not on Instagram, but he felt it was important to share a few words after the tragic death of Bob Saget last weekend.
Adding to the beautiful tributes that have already poured in to celebrate the actor’s life, the SNL the star shared hers via the writer and the comic Dave Sirius Instagram page.
“I don’t have social media so I asked Dave if he could post this for me,” Davidson wrote.
“I just wanted you to know that Bob Saget was one of the nicest men on the planet.
“When I was younger and on several occasions during our friendship he helped me overcome difficult mental health issues. He stayed on the phone with my mom for hours trying to help anyway. . [sic] he can put us in touch with doctors and new things that we can try. He was going to watch me and make sure I was okay.
“I love you Bob, it was an honor to know you. Thank you for your kindness and friendship. My condolences to the family
The comedian is one of many celebrities who have paid moving tributes to Saget, including Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Candace Cameron Bure and Josh Radnor.
Davidson was once incredibly open about his mental health issues and his diagnosis of borderline personality disorder. “I was diagnosed with BPD a few years ago, and I was still so confused all the time, and I just thought something was wrong, and I didn’t know how to deal with it,” said he told Glenn Close for Variety in 2021. “Then when someone finally tells you, the weight of the world feels lifted off your shoulders. You feel so much better. “