Ariana Grande, the 26-year-old singer, canceled her all meet and greets. For the European leg of her tour, days after she was forced to call off an event due to anxiety and panic attacks.
On August 30, Grande took to Instagram to share that due to her “anxiety and depression have been at an all-time high.” she had made the decision to cancel the meet and greets. Soundcheck party that was scheduled for her concert in Antwerp, Germany.
Ariana wrote on her Instagram Story:
“hi my loves
time for some honesty
my anxiety and depression have been at an all time high lately. i have been giving you all i’ve got and trying to push through as hard as i can and mask it. today has been an extra rough one. after a handful of panic attacks, i feel like the wisest decision would be to not do soundcheck party or m&g today and preserve my energy for the show. i don’t want to rush through our time together or seem shaky. i like spending actual time with you and i won’t be able to be present or give you the best of me today.
anybody that had m&g or soundcheck today will of course be fully reimbursed for this decision. i love you. i’m so sorry.
i promise i will absolutely give you the best show i can.
After knowing about Ariana’s Mental health, her fans started urging to take rest and cancel all the further meets and greets. Fans showered all love and support through Instagram and Twitter.
‘Anybody that had m&g or soundcheck today will, of course, be fully reimbursed for this decision. I love you. I’m so sorry. I promise I will give you the best show I can.’
Ariana kicked off her Sweetener World Tour in March with a show before Albany, before traveling across the United States and Canada to perform 33 shows across five months.
The superstar traveled to Manchester for exceptional performance at their annual Pride celebrations on August 25th, over two years on from the 2017 terrorist attack that took place at one of her concerts.
The star bravely returned to the city weeks later for the One Love gig, which raised funds for the families of victims of the terror attack which left 22 people dead.