Pete Davidson is back with his third hour-long stand-up special on Tuesday, titled Pete Davidson: Turbo Fonzarelli. The former Saturday Night Live cast member shared many shocking revelations about her childhood. From his childhood crush on Leonardo DiCaprio to navigating his stalker his adventures are indeed thrilling for fans. Especially Davidson reflected on an embarrassing event that occurred in 2018 at the funeral of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Keep reading to learn in detail about the story.
Pete Davidson said he was high on ketamine at the time of the funeral
Aretha Franklin passed away on Aug. 16, 2018, at age 76, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Her funeral ceremony took place in her hometown of Detroit, Michigan, following a celebration of her life at the 4,000-seat Greater Grace Temple. In this place, she was honored for more than six hours with 18 performers and more than 15 speakers.
Davidson was present at the event as the guest of his then-fiancée, Ariana Grande. Although the former couple caught eyeballs at the mourning ceremony, the behind-the-scenes was quite different. As Davidson recalled he had been high on ketamine at the time.
“It’s embarrassing when you’re not on ketamine anymore, though… I’m embarrassed. I was out and about like that. That’s not cool, you know? I was at funerals like that. That’s f**ked up, right? I was at Aretha Franklin’s funeral like that. Yeah, I have to live with that. You know what I mean? She’ll never know, but still, that’s not the point. You know what I mean?” the 30-year-old revealed in the special.
Moreover, he was extremely embarrassed about making a “joke” to the late artist’s family members which he highly regretted.
“It’s embarrassing,” the comedian said. “I was so high, I thought it’d be a good idea to go up to her family and go, ‘Hey, I’m just here to pay my R-E-S-P-E-C-T…s.’”
It isn’t the first time the Bupkis alum got candid about his addiction. Last June, he even went to rehab for his mental health. However, as per the sources of Entertainment Tonight the SNL alum is working to “get back on track.”
Pete added, “Pete Davidson has been in rehab and is being treated for mental health issues. He can be manic and wasn’t sleeping well or taking good care of himself, so he decided to go to get help, take a break, and get back on track. Pete is focusing on himself.”