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Pete Davidson explains why he’s “kinda been missing” on SNL

(Photo: NBC/Getty Images)
(Photo: NBC/Getty Images)

Pete Davidson has appeared in some memorable sketches on this season of Saturday Night Live, many of which were pre-recorded bits. But, as he acknowledged on Instagram yesterday, he’s had a reduced presence on the show. That’s because he’s been getting sober. “Just wanted to let you guys know I’m okay,” he wrote. “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.”

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Davidson has spoken about how he uses medical marijuana to alleviate the symptoms of Crohn’s disease in the past, and pot has been a major part of Davidson’s comedic persona. However, he told The A.V. Club last year that he was focusing on content that wasn’t just about “weed” and his “dick.” He said: “But I feel like as I’m getting older, I’m starting to stray away from that and trying to say more about things that people would like.”

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