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After 'SNL’s' Pete Davidson shares alarming post on social media, Dan Crenshaw calls troubled comic with support


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Texas congressman-elect Dan Crenshaw reached out to "Saturday Night Live" comedian Pete Davidson after Davidson shared a concerning social media post about suicide on Instagram Saturday.

What happened?

The posting, shared on Davidson's now-defunct Instagram page, read, "[I] really don't want to be on this earth anymore. I'm doing my best to stay here for you but I actually don't know how much longer i can last. all I've ever tried to do was help people. just remember I told you so."

Though Davidson made a brief appearance on Saturday's airing of the comedy sketch show, reports say that "SNL" head honcho Lorne Michaels pledged to help Davidson seek professional help.

Crenshaw, who spoke with KPRC-TV, revealed that he'd personally called Davidson over the weekend to offer his support.

The two amicably met face-to-face after Davidson mocked Crenshaw — a former Navy SEAL who lost an eye during one of many deployments to Afghanistan — and his appearance during a November airing of "Saturday Night Live."

What did Crenshaw say about Davidson?

Crenshaw told the station that he'd reached out to Davidson after reading about the comedian's disturbing social media post.

"I talked to him personally [Sunday]," Crenshaw 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," he added. "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 continued. "Especially a guy like that: sometimes he makes people laugh. Sometimes he makes people mad. But he makes people laugh a lot. It was a good conversation."

Crenshaw added that it was sad to see anyone put in the position where they issue cries for help on social media.

"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," he explained.

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