Pete Davidson, the American comedian has put his fans under suspicion over his recent actions that have no clear justification. According to Deadline, the 30-year-old actor and writer canceled solo comedy shows that were scheduled on December 22 and 23 at New York’s Beacon Theatre. Not only that, but he has also canceled future dates in Pittsburgh that were scheduled for the New Year, over the next two weeks, through January 4.
According to USA Today, these future shows were supposed to be held in San Antonio; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Atlanta; Pittsburgh; Louisville, Kentucky; and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Per the outlet, an email was sent to the ticketholders hours before showtime. It read:
“Please be advised that the Pete Davidson performances scheduled to take place at the Beacon Theatre on Fri, Dec 22 and Sat, Dec 23 have been canceled.”
The ticketholders are reported to be refunded automatically. The Beacon Theatre also shared the news of Davidson’s canceled shows on Instagram. Per the information revealed on the websites for Chattanooga’s Walker Theatre, Pittsburgh’s Byham Theatre, and Milwaukee’s Riverside Theatre, the cancellations are caused due to “unforeseen circumstances.”
In the wake of this unprecedented move, a slew of assumptions started flowing on the Internet. Most of them allude to Davidson’s public struggle with his mental health and substance abuse. Deadline reported that he has often visited rehabs for a “tune-up” in a not-so-distant past. However, he rebounded by hosting the opening of the latest season of Saturday Night Live in October.
This is not the first time that the Saturday Night Live alum has canceled the shows unexpectedly. A similar pattern was followed in July when a handful of shows were canceled in which he promised to be “working out new materials with friends”, according to USA Today. The outlet reports that in July, he was ordered to community service and attend traffic school in the wake of his reckless driving that resulted in him crashing his car into a Los Angeles-area home in March.
According to USA TODAY, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office stated that Davidson was placed on an 18-month diversion program, which constituted a hospital and morgue visit, “or the New York equivalent”, which includes 12 hours of traffic school and 50 hours of community service and restitution.
Davidson returned to Studio 8H in October donning the role of the first host of “SNL’s” 49th season.