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Comedian Pete Davidson sober for the first time in eight years

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Comedian Pete Davidson has assured fans he is "happy and sober" after taking some away from the spotlight to conquer his battle with drugs.

The "Trainwreck" actor, 23, recently sparked concerns among social media followers after deleting all of his Instagram posts and taking some time off from his gig as a regular cast member on "Saturday Night Live."

However, Davidson reached out to his worried devotees in a candid post on Monday night, revealing he needed to take a step back from work to prioritize his health.

"Just wanted to let you guys know I'm okay," he explained. "I know I've kinda been missing, on social media and on the show. I quit drugs and am happy and sober for the first time in 8 years. It wasn't easy, but I got (sic) a great girl, great friends and I consider myself a lucky man.

"I'll always be here for you guys, I promise. Remember to never give up hope because sometimes that's all we got (sic). We are a family and I appreciate all your love and support. It's nice to be back in action".

Davidson, who lost his firefighter father in the 9/11 terrorist attacks in his native New York City in 2001, has yet to reveal specific details about his former drug problem.

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