A doctor warns Ariana Grande to 'stay away' from Pete Davidson
"It’s nice for Ariana to express her love and support of him, [but] she needs to stay away."
There was much concern for Pete Davidson earlier this week when he shared a worrying Instagram post about his mental health, which stemmed from some drama involving his ex-fiance Ariana Grande.
And now a celebrity psychologist and addiction specialist has weighed in on the whole matter.
Dr. Drew Pinksy - best known as Dr. Drew - told TMZ that while it is "nice" that Ariana wants to be there for Pete, she needs to give him some space so he can heal.
"It’s nice for Ariana to express her love and support of him, [but] she needs to stay away. This [split] is a major loss.
"He needs to manage that loss and every time he comes in contact with her, that clock starts ticking again – it just resets. All those fantasies of reconciliation return and it’s bad."
Dr. Drew also added that this isn't something to be taken lightly as Pete's safety is at risk:
“I said it when the breakup first happened, his safety is at risk. This is a very serious problem.
"On top of all that, poor Pete is dealing with … getting trolled online. And when you’re unstable like that, it just cuts right through you.”
Earlier this week, Pete shared a worrying Instagram post stating that he no longer wanted to be on this earth before deleting his account.
“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.”
Following the Instagram post, Ariana reportedly rushed to see Pete at 30 Rock (where Saturday Night Live is filmed) but was turned away by security, apparently at Pete's request.
Friends have since reached out in support of the comedian and the New York Police Department later confirmed that a wellness check was conducted and declared Pete "accounted for".
If you or someone you know is experiencing mental health issues or suicidal feelings know there is help out there. Please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636. If it is an emergency please call 000.
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