Article by Nicole Bitette, New York Daily News
Live from New York — it’s Pete Davidson stoned.
The “Saturday Night Live” star told High Times magazine this week that he became a pothead because of his Crohn’s disease, which he was diagnosed with at age 17.
“I found that the things the doctors were prescribing me, and seeing all these doctors and trying new things, weed was the only thing that would help me eat,” he explained.
“I wouldn’t be able to do ‘SNL’ if I didn’t smoke weed. I wouldn’t be able to do anything,” the 22-year-old continued.
Davidson says lighting up helps him perform and although he says he could take the stage without getting high, it wouldn’t be that much fun for him because of the pain.
Crohn’s is a chronic bowel disease that causes abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight loss, anemia and fatigue. It can’t be cured, but various treatments can help.