Dave Chapelle Has A Huge Regret Regarding Bob Saget

The world was rocked with the news of Bob Saget's death, and it was no different for his close friends and family. While his wife put out a statement asking for time to grieve before she celebrated his memory, celebrities are also reflecting on their relationship with the late comedian. Unfortunately, not all of them are great. According to Page Six, Dave Chapelle is dealing with regret amidst the passing of his friend.

Saget died unexpectedly on January 9 in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida. While the exact cause of death has not been named, TMZ reports that the comedian died naturally in his sleep without suffering. 

No matter how a person dies, there are many feelings that come up for the survivors after the death of a loved one. While it's natural for a person to feel regret and guilt after a loss, Chapelle's story about his regrets surrounding his friendship with Saget will have you change the way you see relationships with your friends (via Transitions LifeCare). It might even make you start texting your friends back quicker. 

Dave Chapelle regrets not texting Bob Saget back

It's natural for anyone to be upset about the passing of a friend, but it's not everyday that celebrities open up about it. According to Page Six, Dave Chapelle made some heartfelt comments about his late friend at a stand-up performance at the Peppermint Club in West Hollywood.

In a video, which originally came from TMZ, Chapelle opens up about his and Bob Saget's relationship as well as the thing he regrets the most — not texting him back before his death. "I didn't see [Bob's death] coming," the comedian said in the TMZ video. "Man he just texted me and I saw the text yesterday and I never texted him back 'cause I was just busy."

While it is extremely sad to think about not texting a late friend back, Chapelle also shared his thoughtful takeaways. "Yeah it happens. I'm just saying this to remind you; these moments are precious and when I come out at night, I'm not just hanging out. I'm making memories ... when I go out at night, I'm making history."

Guilt and regret are common feelings after experiencing loss

If you've ever felt similar to Dave Chapelle in the wake of a loved one passing, you're not alone. According to Transitions LifeCare, guilt and regret often come up when someone is trying to make sense of a loss. The emotions can come up over a specific memory, like Chapelle's, or be more vague for a person. Either way, there are ways to overcome those feelings and work through them.

When it comes to overcoming guilt and regret in the wake of a passing of a loved one, speaking to someone about what you're feeling is a great way to cope. It makes sense that Chapelle opened up to his audience, and is a great strategy for anyone experiencing these emotions. Of course, you don't have to open up to a crowd full of people. Just one trusted person is enough to help you.

The publication also suggests looking for a lesson in the experience to help you cope, which was also something that Chapelle did with his audience. Again, you could easily do this by yourself or with a friend. Either way, it's great to see Chapelle dealing with his feelings.

If you experience these emotions after the passing of a loved one, know there's a safe way to overcome them.