Pete Davidson, who has struggled with mental heath issues most of his life, has revealed he once tried to drown himself in a pool.
“I’ve been in and out of mental health facilities since I was 9,” the 24-year-old “Saturday Night Live” star said in Variety’s annual Power of Young Hollywood issue published Tuesday. “I tried to drown myself in the pool when I was in the fourth or fifth grade. I was trying to get my head stuck in the ladder in the deep end, so I would not be able to get up.”
He added, “But I’m too much of a p—y, and my head is too small.”
Davidson also spoke about losing his father, a Staten Island firefighter, when he was 7 years old during the 9/11 attacks.
“If my dad didn’t die, I wouldn’t be a comic. I’d be a construction worker in Staten Island or a basketball coach. I learned what death was. And you’re not really supposed to learn about that until high school, when one of your friends falls asleep in the garage, or whatever,” he said. “To learn how anything can just be taken away from you early gave me this sense of ‘F–k it. Whatever, dude.’ I’m able to do stand-up and f–k around because hopefully the worst thing that has ever happened to me happened.”
Davidson, who suffers from Crohn’s disease and has been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, admits that he’s had a rough couple of years, but “mental health classes” have helped him get to a good spot. The funnyman is engaged to pop star Ariana Grande and has been very open about their whirlwind romance.
“I never thought I’d meet anyone like her. I can’t even put into words how great of a person she is. I could cry. She’s the f–king coolest, hottest, nicest person I’ve ever met,” he said.
He also revealed that he proposed to the 25-year-old while laying in bed.
“We were in bed hanging, after watching a movie. I was like, ‘Will you marry me?’ It was really dope,” Davidson said.
He jokingly added, “I’m still convinced she’s blind or hit her head really hard. Something is going to happen, and she’s going to be like, ‘What the f–k is this thing doing around?’ For right now, it’s rocking.”
Grande recently said the two are planning a 2019 wedding.
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