Shared from the 2017-03-08 Chattanooga eEdition

‘SNL’ star Pete Davidson gets sober, returns to public life

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NEW YORK — “Saturday Night Live” star Pete Davidson said he has quit drugs and is “happy and sober for the first time in eight years.”

D av i d s o n m ad e t h e announcement on his Instagram account . He said he has been missing from the show and from social m e d i a a n d wanted to let people know that he’s OK. He said getting clean “wasn’t easy,” but he said he has “a great girl, great friends” and considers himself “a lucky man.” He added “it’s nice to be back in action.”

At 23, Davidson is SNL’s youngest cast member.

He has been open about his drug use in the past. He told High Times last year he depended on marijuana to help manage pain from Crohn’s disease, a chronic inflammation of the digestive tract.

NBC declined to comment.

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