Saturday Night Live‘s Pete Davidson revealed that he has borderline personality disorder that leaves him depressed “all the time.”
The comedian, 23, explains that the symptoms of the disorder are why he checked into a rehabilitation program in December 2016, initially thinking that the mental breakdowns he was experiencing were due to heavy marijuana use.
“I’ve been a pothead forever,” Davidson said on the WTF With Marc Maron podcast on Monday. “Around October [or] September last year, I started having these mental breakdowns where I would, like, freak out and then not remember what happened after. Blind rage.”
He decided to take a break from SNL and start rehab.
“I never really did any other drugs, so I was like, ‘I’m gonna try to go to rehab. Maybe that’ll be helpful,'” Davidson explained. “So I go and I get off weed. They told me there, they’re like, ‘You might be bipolar,’ and I was like, ‘OK.’ So they’re like, ‘We’re gonna try you on these meds.’ And then I got out [of rehab], and then I started smoking weed again — and I’m on meds.”