Pete Davidson found out his dad died on 9/11 in most horrific circumstances
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Pete Davidson found out that his father died on 9/11 in the most horrific circumstances.
The comedian suffered a truly devastating loss aged just seven-years-old when his dad, Scott Davidson, a firefighter, died on site at the World Trade Centre that fateful day.
Now, 29-years-old, Davidson has opened up about how he's dealt with the traumatic experience.
The podcast was titled 'Why does Pete Davidson make himself the butt of the joke?', with Davidson explaining a little more behind his creative process and coping mechanisms when it comes to his dark humour.
Davidson recalled to Bernthal that his father 'told me he was going to pick me up on 9/11' before the world's most deadly terror attacks commenced, seeing almost 3,000 people lose their lives.
"I got picked up by my mom," he continued, "She didn't tell me what was going on for like three days. She kept telling me dad's at work, I had no idea."
His mother, trying to shield her seven-year-old son from the news, told him that he was 'not allowed to watch TV'.
He told Bernthal: "I was like, 'What? I didn't do anything'. And then one night I turn on the TV and I saw my dad on TV.
"They're like, 'These are all the fireman who are dead'."
Remembering the time, Davidson added that it was a really 'weird' time for his family and that it was 'it was just up and down and nobody knew the right way to deal with it'.
His mum was just 30-years-old at the time - only a year older than Davidson is now.
"That's why, as I get older, I'm like, 'Man, my mom was awesome'," he continued.
Davidson revealed that the whole situation left him with some major trust issues, revealing: "Dad says he's going to pick you up, he doesn't, so for life I don't believe anyone."
Davidson has previously used the traumatic situation for his material when doing comedy but has since opened up to Bernthal about how he feels about it.
He said: "It's like, I made two jokes about my dad in a span of like 15 years. To act like I'm like this, 'Feel bad for me,' it's such bulls**t and it makes me feel so small and s***ty.
"I'm trying to share little jokes here and there about him because I like to keep that memory alive. My dad was a great dude, what's the f**king problem?" he added.
"I get defensive, that's my family."