Congressman-elect Dan Crenshaw says he reached out to Pete Davidson after the "Saturday Night Live" comic posted a message Saturday that alarmed many as possibly suicidal. Crenshaw had appeared on "SNL" on Nov. 10 so that Davidson could apologize on-air for having poked fun at the former Navy SEAL's war-injury eye patch during the previous week's show.
"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," Crenshaw, 34, the representative-elect for the Houston area, said on "Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall" Monday.
Crenshaw said he spoke with Davidson, 25, on Sunday. "Y'know, we don't go back very far, we're not good friends, but I think he appreciated hearing from me. And what I told him was this: Everybody has a purpose in this world. God put you here for a reason. But it's your job to find that purpose."
He additionally advised the comic "that you have value and that you maybe do more good than you realize for people." Davidson, Crenshaw told host Marshall, "makes people laugh. Sometimes he makes people mad. But he makes people laugh a lot. And that's what we talked about. It was a good conversation."
Davidson had posted on his since-removed Instagram 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," followed by a heart emoji.