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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."

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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.

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.”

I’m not crying, you’re crying. We’re glad she’s doing okay.