Singer Ariana Grande shared, and then deleted, a statement she made after she broke down on stage recently.
Grande released a statement on Twitter and Instagram after her performance July 6 during her Sweetener tour. She was singing her song “R.E.M.,” which was written by Pharrell and has become a favorite of Ariana’s as well as her fans.
Grande then deleted her statement, but fans took screenshots of the message, in which she thanked those who have been supportive of her. She also wanted to make it known to others that they are not alone.
It’s been a little more than two years since her performance at Manchester Arena in England after which a suicide bomber killed 23 people. Five hundred more were injured.
And it was less than a year ago when her ex-boyfriend, musician Mac Miller, died of an overdose.
In October, 2018, Grande broke off her engagement to SNL star Pete Davidson — it was a mutual decision, Elle says.
— billboard (@billboard) July 8, 2019
This was Grande’s message:
“Tour is wild. Life is wild. I’m grateful for the sea of love I have around me everyday and for the people who come to these shows and give all of us every ounce of energy they’ve got. I’m grateful to work with the best musicians and dancers in the world. I’m grateful for my tour bus driver, Kurt who bought me pickles yesterday because he saw we ran out. I’m grateful for the opportunity to sing to thousands of people every night. It’s a dream come true. No matter how hard it gets or how many feelings come up that are screaming at me to be processed and sorted through one day, I’m grounded by gratitude and promise not to give up on what I’ve started. I feel everything very intensely and have committed to doing this tour during a time in my life when I’m still processing my humanness … so sometimes I cry a lot! I thank you for accepting my humanness. I’m not sure what I did to deserve to meet so many loving souls every night / to feel so much love, but I want you to know that it really does carry me through. I feel it and I appreciate it. And all of you so much.
I’m sharing this because I’m grateful and because I want you to know that if you too are hurting, you can push through and are not alone. It is hard to balance taking care of the people around you, doing your job, and healing / taking care of yourself at the same time… but I want you to know, you aren’t alone and I think you’re doing great. Love you.”
— E! News (@enews) July 7, 2019