Ariana reposted his message on her Instagram story, writing: “I know you already know this but I feel I need to remind my fans to please be gentler with others. I really don’t endorse anything but forgiveness and positivity.
“I care deeply about Pete and his health. I’m asking you to please be gentler with others, even on the internet.
“I’ve learned through my own mistakes not to be creative on socials so I do understand, but you truly don’t know what anybody is experiencing, ever. Regardless of what they choose to display on social media or how they may appear in public, I can promise you that.
“So please let whatever point you’re trying to make go. I will always have irrevocable love for him and if you’ve gotten any other impression from my recent work, you might have missed the point.”
Since Pete's emotional message, he has too received a lot of support from fans.
"I'm sending you good thoughts and vibes," one fan wrote. "Keep staying strong."
"You're important Pete! Stay strong," wrote another.
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