While SNL star Pete Davidson’s biggest claim to fame at the moment is dating Ariana Grande, previously he was beloved on the internet for being the young stoner comedian. His jokes weren’t like Cheech & Chong, nor were they really like Seth Rogen’s. Instead they were stoner jokes wrapped in Davidson’s quintessential self-deprecating humor.
But Davidson visited rehab in 2016 to get sober, worrying that his depressive thoughts were stemming from a possible drug problem.
“There was no way I could stop,” Davidson told Howard Stern this week about his decision to go to rehab. “I was like somebody has to put me in a house where there is literally nothing. I had too much access.”
Later Davidson revealed that he had been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. As he explained Open Late With Peter Rosenberg, not smoking weed made everything else worse for the comedian, who also suffers from Crohn’s Disease.
“No, I got sober or whatever,” Davidson said. “I didn’t do anything for three months and I was never sadder. Everything was, just way worse.
“I went to this other therapist and did this like behavioral therapy shit and they told me, ‘Yeah there’s something off with your brain.’ I was like, ‘Oh!’ Then I rolled a joint and was back immediately,” he joked.
Davidson told Stern about how cannabis helps manage the pain from his Crohn’s Disease. The comedian was 110 pounds at one point, he admitted, unable to get out of bed due to the pain. As a result, Davidson admitted to that he’s “been smoking weed every day for 8 years.”
“I also just love smoking weed,” he confessed.