Asked by “Update” co-host Colin Jost if he was getting away for vacation, Davidson essentially described rehab.
“I’m going on ‘vacation’ but insurance pays for some of it, and they take your phone and shoe laces,” Davidson said. “It costs $100,000 but I still have roommates.”
Davidson went to a rehab center in 2016 for mental health issues that he thought were caused by excessive marijuana use. He opened up about his stint in rehab on “Weekend Update” — and has also discussed his struggles with borderline personality disorder. He has been credited with helping to remove the stigma from mental health challenges and making it easier for people to seek help.
Davidson, 26, also complained on “Weekend Update” that the public responds very differently to his relationship with 18-year-old Kaia Gerber and Jost’s with Scarlett Johansson.
“You get to date a famous woman and everyone’s delighted, but I do it and America wants to punch me in the throat,” Davidson said, referring to criticism if him in the press and on social media.
He predicted that fans would skewer him on Twitter after his appearance on “Weekend Update.” But in fact most responses were supportive as his name trended after the apparent rehab revelation.
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