A beloved “Saturday Night Live” cast member says he’s finally sober

Pete Davidson, from left, Vanessa Bayer, Bobby Moynihan, Taran Killam and Leslie Jones arrive at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

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Pete Davidson has been on “Saturday Night Live” since 2014 and is the first cast member born in the ’90s. However, his life has been plagued by struggles with addiction.

On Monday night, he posted a photo of himself on Instagram and wrote, “Just wanted to let you guys know I’m okay…I quit drugs and am happy and sober for the first time in 8 years.”


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Davidson has had a pretty tough life. His father was a New York City firefighter who died in the September 11 attacks. He revealed in an interview with High Times Magazine that he was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at age 17. Crohn’s is a chronic and incurable disease that causes inflammation in the intestines, and people who suffer from the disease usually experience decreased appetites. Davidson said that “weed would be the only thing that would help me eat.”

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Davidson has not appeared on “Saturday Night Live” for a couple weeks, and it’s uncertain when he will return. In the High Times interview, he said that he “wouldn’t be able to do ‘SNL’ if I didn’t smoke weed.”

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