Pete Davidson details the trauma he went through after finding out his father had died on 9/11
Pete Davidson has spoken candidly about the tragic death of his father Scott Davidson, who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Recalling the heartbreaking moment, the former Saturday Night Live star also opened up about her mental health and ongoing therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder.
Pete, now 29, was just seven years old when his father, a firefighter, died in the tragic World Trade Center incident.
The comedian, during an appearance on Jon Bernthal’s Real Ones podcast, said his dad “told me he was coming to pick me up on 9/11” before the worst happened.
“My mum took care of me. She didn’t tell me what was going on for about three days. She kept telling me dad was at work, I had no idea.
“My mum told me, ‘You’re just being punished, you’re not allowed to watch TV’,” he recalled, adding, “I was like, ‘What? I haven’t done anything’ And then one night I turned on the TV and saw my dad on TV.
Pete shared, “They’re like, ‘It’s all the firefighters that died’.” He said it was a very “strange” time for his family, who for weeks were unsure whether his father was actually alive or dead. as rescue missions continued to pull people out of the rubble.
“There was just kind of hope and it was just ups and downs and no one knew how to deal with it.”
Pete said he’s struggled to trust people since his father’s death, adding: “Dad says he’s going to pick you up, he doesn’t, so for life I don’t believe anyone. “
“I try to learn to believe people and Hollywood isn’t the best place to learn that skill. I went from a traumatic life to a traumatic life in high school, because Hollywood is like the high school.”