Pete Davidson remains open about his sobriety and drug use.
A little over a year ago, Pete Davidson announced that he was attempting to maintain his sobriety after struggling with drug use for some time. “Just wanted to let you guys know I’m okay. I know I’ve kinda been missing, on social media and on the show. I quit drugs and am happy and sober for the first time in 8 years,” he wrote. The actor recently revealed that the current state of his health has caused him to reconsider his past decision.
During an interview with Howard Stern this past Monday, Davidson discussed his drug use and the factors that influenced him to return to using drugs. “I have Crohn’s disease, so it helps more than you can imagine,” he told the host. Davidson went to reveal the adverse effects the disease has had on his physical health, “There was a point where I couldn’t get out of bed. I was 110 pounds," he shared. He finished by saying, “I also just love smoking weed. I’ve been smoking weed every day for 8 years.”
Back in June, the SNL actor discussed how his mental health played a role in his decision to break his sobriety. He mentioned using marijuana as a means of coping with the various struggles of his day to day life and those brought on by his mental and physical illnesses. After being diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, Davidson told Open Late host Peter Rosenberg, the "party's back on," alluding to his revived habit of drug use. He went on to say, “I found out I had a mental disorder. I thought I had a drug problem. It’s a completely different thing.”