Ariana Grande Apologizes to Fans For Canceling Concert Due To Illness— “I’m Just Really Devastated”

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Ariana Grande is apologizing to her fans for being sick. The 26-year-old pop star, who is currently in the middle of her Sweetener tour, was forced to cancel a concert on Sunday night (Nov. 17), due to illness. But that didn’t sit well with the Florida native, who took to her Instagram story to apologize for not being up to performing.

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“I woke up kind of 10 times worse and it hurts so bad to swallow,” she shared in her story. “I’m not really sure what’s going on. But, I, unfortunately, don’t think I will be able to push through tonight. I am so sad and sorry. I’m so upset but of course obviously, you will be refunded,”

She continued, “I’m just really devastated… Thank you for understanding and sending love… I will keep you posted as soon as I know what is going on with my body. Thank you for understanding and I am so sorry.”

Ariana then took to Twitter to express her devastation even more.

“crying. i cant tell u how much i love and appreciate u all or like effectively express what a blessing it is to have u in my life,” she wrote.

“it sucks feeling like absolute shit but it sucks way more to not be with u all. u mean the world. i hope u truly know. love u.,” she added.

Saturday prior to the cancellation, Ariana shared a “heads up” about her sickness with fans.

“Hi my loves. So I’m still very sick,” she said in Instagram story video. “I’ve been sick since the last London show. I don’t know how its possible but my throat and head are still in so much pain. I sound okay it’s just in a lot of pain and it’s difficult to breathe during the show,” she added. “I am seeing my doctor and trying my v best to get better for tomorrow’s show. The last thing I would ever want to do is cancel a show at this point with so few left.”

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“I’m truly cherishing every moment of this…i just really don’t know what’s happening with my body right now and need to figure it out. please take this as a gentle heads up… i don’t want anyone to feel blindsided tomorrow if god forbid i can’t make the show happen.”

She continued, “i’m on all the meds. getting IV drips, doing everything i possibly can to pull through. mom and friends are taking good care of me. just a scary feeling. love you with all my heart and will keep you posted.”

Get well soon Ariana. Her next scheduled tour date is Tuesday, Nov. 19 in Atlanta.

Ariana Grande message about cancelled show