Ariana Grande Has Shared A Moving Statement About Mental Health After Crying On Stage
"I feel everything very intensely and have committed to doing this tour during a time in my life when I’m still processing a lot."
Ariana Grande has posted a moving message about mental health and taking care of yourself, after fans expressed concerns over videos of the pop singer crying on stage during recent performances.
A number of videos circulating on social media show Grande choking up while performing Sweetener hit ‘R.E.M’. The videos have sparked an outpouring of concern from fans, who worry that the singer is pushing herself too hard after a really difficult period in her life.
For the past two years, Grande has been almost constantly touring and releasing new music, while dealing with the impact of the deadly 2017 bombing at her Manchester concert, the death of her close friend and former boyfriend Mac Miller, and the end of her engagement with Pete Davidson. It’s a lot for anyone to process, let alone on an international tour.
omg i luv her sm i rlly hope she takes this off the setlist if she needs to pic.twitter.com/s5501Aavwd
— blake | alicia stan | saw ffh 🏳️🌈 (@thnkusabrina) July 7, 2019
Ariana Grande got emotional singing the lyrics “before you speak, don’t move cause i don’t wanna wake up” from her song “R.E.M” last night. pic.twitter.com/hUFl223Rcp
— swtlatest (@swtlatestig) July 7, 2019
i was here and she was messing up during the first few songs & during rem. i think she’s still sick & she was feeling pressured to do good, she kept telling us she was sorry
— 𝐦𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐧𝐳𝐢𝐞 misses ari (@nasasmiIes) 7 July 2019
i am genuinely concerned for ariana grande she needs time to grieve and to collect herself this constant pushing oh her to be on tour is obviously not good she’s been crying on stage every night my heart hurts for her
— liv🦋 (@woodlandswifts) July 7, 2019
Today, Grande responded to fans concerns by releasing a moving statement about where she’s at right now. “I feel everything very intensely and have committed to doing this tour during a time in my life when I’m still processing a lot… so sometimes I cry a lot!” she wrote on Instagram.
“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.”
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) July 7, 2019
I’m not crying, you’re crying. We’re glad she’s doing okay.