Representative-elect Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) showed a great deal of concern for Saturday Night Live star, Pete Davidson, after seeing concerning social media posts, alluding to the overwhelming feelings of wanting to take his own life.
Lt. Com. Dan Crenshaw said he recently reached out to Pete Davidson to reassure him that his life does have “value.”
Davidson wrote on Instagram, "I really don't want to be on his earth anymore. I'm doing my best to stay here for you but I actually don't know how much longer can last. All I've ever tried to do was help people. Just remember I told you so.”
This post comes after the 25-year-old comedian opened up publically about his mental health, specifically, his struggles with a borderline personality disorder.
During an interview with Houston’s KPRC Crenshaw talked about recently contacting Davidson, saying, “It was pretty devastating to hear him like that.”
“You know you don’t want to see somebody in that kind of position to the point where they’re actually putting out a cry for help on social media. That’s not a good place to be in,” Crenshaw told host Khambrel Marshall.
Representative-elect Crenshaw, is a former Navy SEAL who currently wears an eye-patch due to an injury sustained from an I.E.D. blast in Afghanistan during active duty. Davidson mocked Crenshaw last month on an episode of SNL, saying he looks like a “hit-man in a porno movie” when wearing his eye-patch.
After receiving extreme backlash, Davidson, apologized for the joke and even invited Representative-elect Dan Crenshaw onto SNL to return the favor by throwing some funny jabs at the 25-year old comedian.
Crenshaw joked, "This is Pete Davidson. He looks like if the meth from 'Breaking Bad' was a person." It was a hysterical exchange between the two, truly showing the humility of both men. Not to mention, it was a breath of fresh air to see two completely different people come together, and not be triggered or sour about every little thing that was said or done.
Lt. Com. Crenshaw informed the media that he contacted Davidson personally, strictly out of a sense of concern for the young man.
"I talked to him personally [Sunday]," he said. "We don't go back very far. We're not good friends. But, I think he appreciated hearing from me. I told him everyone had a purpose in this world. God put you here for a reason. It's your job to find that purpose. And you should live that way."
"Know you have value," Crenshaw said he told Davidson. "Especially a guy like that: sometimes he makes people laugh. Sometimes makes peopled mad. But he makes people laugh a lot. It was a good conversation."
Pete Davidson was later confirmed to be fine following a check-up visit from the NYPD, following his alarming social media posts. He briefly appeared on the most recent SNL episode to introduce the music talent, but was not featured in skits during the show.
The decision made by Representative-elect Dan Crenshaw to contact Pete Davidson in a time of need speaks volumes about the man’s character, and the values instilled in him. He has no obligation towards the young-man, sitting on the opposite side of the political aisle, yet he understands the power of offering some help and perspective by simply talking. Truly good stuff from an even better man.