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Police visit Saturday Night Live star after troubling post

Police have confirmed Pete Davidson is safe after the Saturday Night Live star posted an unsettling message on Instagram.

Concerns were raised for the US comedian and actor, who was recently engaged to popstar Ariana Grande, after he wrote that he did not "want to be on this earth anymore".

"I'm doing my best to stay here for you but I actually don't know how much longer I can last," he said.

"All I've ever tried to do was help people. Just remember I told you so."

He added a heart emoji.

Davidson has since deleted his Instagram post but fans have left messages of support for the 25-year-old.

Image: Davidson and Ariana Grande broke off their engagement in October

One fan tweeted: "Hang in there. There is a lot of help out here. Surrender to some love… I'm praying for you Pete. I've been there. It gets better."

A New York Police Department spokesman confirmed that officers met Davidson on Saturday but declined to say where.

Earlier this month, Davidson wrote about his battle with borderline personality disorder on Instagram.

At the time, he said he wanted to "bring awareness and help kids like myself who don't want to be on this earth".

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Davidson and Grande were engaged in June but broke up four months later.

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