Pete Davidson is taking care of himself after being harassed by Kanye West by going into trauma therapy.
A source close to the comedian told PEOPLE that Davidson “has been in trauma therapy in large part” due to West’s threatening social media posts — posts that included depictions of Davidson being killed.
Davidson, who recently broke up with Kim Kardashian after nine months of dating, had to deal with Kardashian’s ex-husband West behaving in erratic and troubling ways. “The attention and negativity coming from Kanye and his antics is a trigger for [Pete], and he’s had to seek out help,” the source said.
Recently, West posted an image to his Instagram account of an altered New York Times newspaper with a headline that read, “Skete Davidson Dead at Age 28.” Below the headline, another part of the mockup said, “Kid Cudi meant to play funeral but fearful of bottle throwers.”
The post has recently been taken down after Kardashian reportedly expressed her outrage. Another source told Page Six that Kim is supportive of Pete going to therapy.
“Kim was very supportive of Pete going to therapy. Kanye was very detrimental. He was posting negative things — now add thousands and thousands of comments. Someone has to work with you to deal with something like that.”
Davidson, who has been open about his mental health struggles in the past, suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder. And he’s tried to encourage West to get help for his own mental health issues, including bipolar disorder. “Let me help you man,” he wrote in a text message to West. “I struggle with mental stuff too. It’s not an easy journey. You don’t have to feel this way anymore. There’s no shame in having a little help. You’ll be so happy and at peace.”
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