Dr. Drew: Ariana Grande needs to ‘stay away’ from Pete Davidson

Solid advice. Ariana Grande tried to see her ex-fiancé, Pete Davidson, after he posted a disturbing note via Instagram on Saturday, December 15, but Dr. Drew Pinsky thinks she needs to keep her distance.

“It’s nice for Ariana Grande to express her love and support of him, [but] she needs to stay away,” the addiction specialist, 60, told TMZ on Thursday, December 20. “This [split] is a major loss. He needs to manage that loss and every time he comes in contact with her, that clock starts ticking again — it just resets. All those fantasies of reconciliation return and it’s bad.”

Pinsky continued: “I said it when the breakup first happened — his safety is at risk. This is a very serious problem. On top of all that, poor Pete Davidson is dealing with … getting trolled online. And when you’re unstable like that, it just cuts right through you.”

Pinsky explained that the Saturday Night Live star, 25, is more at risk of being “self-destructive” because of his past issues with his mental health.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande onstage at American Express and Ariana Grande present 'The Sweetener Sessions' at Ace Hotel on August 25, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for American Express)
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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 25: Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson seen out and about in Manhattan on June 25, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 25: Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson out and about on June 25, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for MTV)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande attend the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 29: Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande seen in Manhattan on June 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 20: Pete Davidson (C) and Ariana Grande (R) attend the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 25: Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande onstage at American Express and Ariana Grande present 'The Sweetener Sessions' at Ace Hotel on August 25, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for American Express)
Former US President Bill Clinton takes a picture with singer Ariana Grande and her fiancee Pete Davidson at Aretha Franklin's funeral at Greater Grace Temple on August 31, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
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“Pete has special issues, right? He had major loss in his life around his father [who died on 9/11]. He has self-identified as having a borderline personality disorder, which is someone that can feel very emotionally dysregulated and often self-destructive — typically self-destructive,” the former Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew host said. “He’s had previous mood disturbances, so he’s at risk for depression reoccurring.”

Pinsky said he believes that Davidson will “be OK, but he’s gotta make it through this.”

The “Imagine” singer, 25, went to NBC Studios while the comedian was rehearsing for SNL on Saturday, shortly after he wrote on Instagram, “i really don’t want to be on this earth anymore. i’m doing my best to stay here for you but i actually don’t know how much longer i can last.” A source later told Us Weekly that Davidson knew Grande was outside the building, but he refused to see her. The New York Police Department confirmed to Us that officers “made a wellness check” on the Set It Up star and successfully “made contact with him” before he appeared on that night’s comedy show.

Us broke the news in June that Grande and Davidson got engaged after just a few weeks of dating. They called it quits in October.

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INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Susan Pinsky (L) and Dr. Drew Pinsky attend the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27 : Susan Pinsky (L) and Dr. Drew Pinsky attends the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 07: Susan Pinsky (L) and Dr. Drew Pinsky attend the 2017 MTV Movie And TV Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on May 7, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 06: Dr. Drew Pinsky (L) and Susan Pinsky attend the premiere of Netflix's 'Sandy Wexler' at the ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on April 6, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 25: Dr. Drew and Susan Pinsky attend the 5th Annual Rock Against MS at Los Angeles Theatre on March 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Desiree Stone/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: TV personality Dr. Drew Pinsky (R) and Susan Pinksy attends IMDb LIVE Viewing Party, presented by OREO chocolate candy bar on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb.com)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Dr. Drew Pinsky and Susan Pinsky attend the Charity Event Benefiting Armenia Fund And Hathaway-Sycamores at 10e Restaurant on November 17, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harmony Gerber/Getty Images,)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 26: Dr. Drew Pinsky and Susan Pinsky attend the 42nd Annual Maple Ball at Montage Hotel on October 26, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
BURBANK, CA - APRIL 09: TV personality Dr. Drew Pinsky (L) and Susan Pinksy arrive at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on April 9, 2016 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Dr. Drew Pinsky and his spouse Susan Sailer attend the Premiere Of ABC's 'Notorious' After Party at the 10e Restaurant on September 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Radio and TV personality Drew Pinsky aka Dr. Drew (L) and Susan Pinsky attend the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - OCTOBER 11: Susan Pinsky (L) and Dr. Drew Pinsky attend the T.J. Martell Foundation's 3rd annual artworks for the Cure Charity event - VIP 'Meet The Artist' reception at Barker Hangar on October 11, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Vincent Sandoval/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 15: TV personality Dr. Drew Pinsky (L) and wife Susan Pinsky attend Larry King's 80th birthday surprise party at Dodger Stadium on November 15, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Dr. Drew Pinsky (R) and wife Susan Pinsky attend the opening gala to benefit Ascencia and Hillsides at Nordstrom at The Americana at Brand on September 17, 2013 in Glendale, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 16: Susan Pinsky and Dr. Drew Pinsky attend 40th Annual Daytime Entertaimment Emmy Awards - Arrivals at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 16, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 08: Drew Pinsky (L) and his wife Susan Pinsky attend a basketball game between the Toronto Raptors and Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on March 8, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: TV personality Dr. Drew Pinsky (R) and Susan Pinsky arrive at he 2013 MusiCares Person Of The Year Gala Honoring Bruce Springsteen at Los Angeles Convention Center on February 8, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 07: Dr. Drew Pinsky and Susan Pinsky arrive at Stand Up To Cancer at The Shrine Auditorium on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Dr. Drew Pinsky and Susan Pinsky arrive at Recovery Fair Presented By The Fix And The Hills Treatment Center on November 10, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 22: Addiction specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky (R) and his wife Susan Pinsky arrive at The Substance Abuse And Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 2012 Voice Awards at Paramount Studios on August 22, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 23: Dr. Drew Pinsky and Susan Sailer arrive at The 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards broadcasted on HLN held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 23, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/WireImage) 22542_002_JM_0299.JPG
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Celebrity physician Dr. Drew Pinsky arrives with wife Susan Pinsky at Idol Prom: The 'American Idol' Season Ten Top 24 Debut event at the Roosevelt Hotel on February 24, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Dr. Drew Pinsky (R) and Susan Pinsky attend a game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on February 25, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: Drew Pinsky and Susan Pinsky attend 2010 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 12, 2010 in Los Angeles, California (Photo by ANDREAS BRANCH/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 23: Dr. Drew Pinsky (center), his daughter Paulina (L) and wife Susan (R) attend the 2009 PRISM Awards at The Beverly Hills Hotel on April 23, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 20: Dr. Drew Pinsky and Susan Pinsky attend The Pee Wee Herman Show Opening Night at Club Nokia on January 20, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by ANDREAS BRANCH/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
(Right) Dr. Drew Pinsky, and wife Susan Pinsky pose for a picture at the Mentor Foundation Royal Gala at the Waldorf Astoria on November 20, 2008 in New York City (Photo by Mark Von Holden/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 07: Dr. Drew Pinsky and his wife Susan arrive at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards at Paramount Pictures Studios on September 7, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 27: Dr. Drew Pinsky and his wife Susan pose at the afterparty for the premiere of Touchstone Picture's 'Wild Hogs' at the Annex on February 27, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Dr. Drew Pinsky and his wife Susan at 'The 6th Annual Prism Awards' at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, Ca. Thursday, May 9, 2002. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images.
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 24: Dr. Drew Pinsky (r) and his wife Susan Pinsky (l) arrive at The 12th Annual PRISM Awards on April 24, 2008 at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California (Photo by Mathew Imaging/WireImage)
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