'Saturday Night Live' star Pete Davidson: 'I quit drugs and am happy and sober for the first time in 8 years'

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"Saturday Night Live" star Pete Davidson took to Instagram on Monday to give fans a major, uplifting update on his life.

In the heartfelt post, the 23-year-old revealed that he's "sober for the first time in 8 years."

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"Just wanted to let you guys know I'm okay," he wrote. "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 a great girl, great friends and I consider myself a lucky man."

Davidson, who became the first-ever "SNL" cast member to be born in the '90s when he joined the show in Sept. 2014, had been appearing on the show less frequently as of late, and he wanted to clear the air.

The "great girl" that he mentioned during his admission is actress Cazzie David, the daughter of comedian Larry David, who Davidson has been dating for about a year now. He told People last year that he loves her "very, very much" and called her father "the sweetest man in the world."

He went on to encourage his fans to continue supporting one another, calling them his "family."

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

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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Alec Baldwin' Episode 1718 -- Pictured: (l-r) Pete Davidson and host Alec Baldwin during the monologue on February 11, 2017 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 26: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS, SPECIAL RATES APPLY) (L-R) Actors Jeff Ross, David Spade, Pete Davidson, and Cazzie David attend the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/VF17/WireImage)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Kristen Stewart' Episode 1717 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kate McKinnon as Grandma, Pete Davidson as Grandpa Joe, host Kristen Stewart as Charlie, and Vanessa Bayer as Grandma during the 'Golden Ticket' sketch on February 4th, 2017 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Aziz Ansari' Episode 1716 -- Pictured: (l-r) Melissa Villase�r and Pete Davidson during the 'Attorney Ad' sketch on January 21st, 2017 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Kristen Stewart' Episode 1717 -- Pictured: Pete Davidson during the 'Meet Cute' sketch on January 31, 2017 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Kristen Wiig' Episode 1711 -- Pictured: (l-r) Pete Davidson and Colin Jost during Weekend Update on November 19, 2016 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17: Pete Davidson attends the 2016 American Museum of Natural History Museum Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on November 17, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 438 -- Pictured: (l-r) Comedian Pete Davidson during an interview with host Seth Meyers on October 25, 2016 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
WANTAGH, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: Comedian Pete Davidson performs onstage during Oddball Comedy Festival at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on September 10, 2016 in Wantagh, New York. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 27: Actor Pete Davidson and Cazzie David attend the Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe at Sony Studios on August 27, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 24: Pete Davidson attends The New York Police & Fire Widows' & Children's Benefit Fund 4th Annual Kick Off To Summer Benefit at The Bowery Hotel on May 24, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 04: Johnny Damon and Pete Davidson join Pepsi to celebrate Yankees opening day, helping fans earn their pinstripes on April 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Pepsi)
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