Earlier this month, Pete Davidson threatened suicide in an Instagram post that left the comic's family, friends, and fans deeply concerned.
Davidson's SNL sketches were scrapped that week in order to allow the 25-year-old the time and space necessary to focus on his mental health.
The show is currently on hiatus until mid-January, and production sources stated that SNL's top brass -- including creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels -- encouraged Davidson to seek treatment during that time.
Davidson has checked into treatment before, and he's fully aware of the severity of his mental health issues, so it was widely assumed he would do exactly that.
Now, however, new photos indicate that Davidson either left rehab after just a few days, or never checked in at all.
Pete deleted his Instagram following his recent suicide threat, but he popped up on other people's pages over the holidays.
The photo above shows Pete smoking what appears to be a blunt with rapper Machine Gun Kelly.
Davidson and MGK recently filmed a movie together, and production sources indicate that they quickly became friends.
According to Radar Online, Pate attended an MGK concert in Ohio, then partied with the rapper afterward.
From there, Davidson traveled to his home in Red Bank, New Jersey, where he spent the holiday with family and friends.
A photo viewed by Radar shows Davidson smoking, but insiders claim it's just a clove cigarette.
Those closest to the comic say he appeared to be in good spirits on Christmas Day, but mood swings are said to be a symptom of his condition, and those who struggle with depression and anxiety are often able to mask their ailment from others.
“i really don’t want to be on this earth anymore," Davidson wrote on Instagram before he deleted his account.
"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," he added.
We wish the talented comic all the best in his continued recovery.