Inside Pete Davidson's Life With Crohn's
The "Saturday Night Live" actor was diagnosed with Crohn's disease when he was 17 years old. Like many other people with Crohn's, Davidson found it difficult to eat enough food to keep up his weight and energy levels. “There was a point where I couldn't get out of bed. I was 110 pounds,” Davidson told People magazine.
As a fellow Crohnie, we are happy that Pete is open to talking about his Crohn's and brings awareness to the disease. Hopefully more people will be aware of Crohn's because of his openness. We've seen him incorporate it in certain movies he's been in....
Unfortunately, there is no cure for Crohn's disease, although symptoms can be managed by medication for many patients. Davidson will likely have to manage his symptoms for the rest of his life. But sadly, the media has not always been kind to the actor and comedian with regards to the illness, with Barstool Sports previously joking in a blog post, "Does Pete Davidson have butthole eyes?"
Former girlfriend, Ariana Grande came to Pete Davidson's defense, reminding a critic about her fiancé’s longtime battle with Crohn’s disease.
For treatment, Davidson said he turned to medicinal use of marijuana.
“I found that the medicines that the doctors were prescribing me and seeing all these doctors and trying new things … weed would be the only thing that would help me eat,” he told High Times.
“I’d smoke and I could eat and do my shows,” the comedian continued. “I wouldn’t be able to do SNL if I didn’t smoke weed. I wouldn’t be able to do anything really. Me performing not high has gone awful. It’s awful for me because I don’t feel well.”
Marijuana is an alternative form of treatment in regards to Crohn's relief. While we focus on the benefits of vitamin therapy, has others used CBD or Marijuana for their Crohn's? Has it helped?
Here at IBDassist, we wish Pete the best in regards to his Crohn's journey. He is now currently dating Kim Kardashian.