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Ariana Grande cancels show due to ill-health

By | Published on Monday 18 November 2019

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande was forced to cancel a show this weekend due to ill-health.

According to People magazine, she initially told fans via Instagram: “I’ve been sick since the last London show. I don’t know how it’s possible but my throat and head are still in so much pain. I sound OK, I’m just in a lot of pain and it’s difficult to breathe during the show. I just really don’t know what’s happening with my body right now and need to figure it out”.

Posting shortly after playing a show in Charlottesville, Virginia on Friday she added: “I’ve been coughing and had this like crazy sinus infection thing that has not gone away for a really long time. I haven’t been able to really get better and tonight during the show tonight my head was really splitting and heavy and my glands really hurt and I’m trying to figure out what’s going on”.

Grande subsequently further updated fans, saying that she had woken up “ten times worse” and would therefore not be able to make a scheduled show in Lexington, Kentucky. 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”.

The pop star has further dates scheduled this week as part of her Sweetener US tour, which is set to run until the end of the year. It remains to be seen if any further dates are affected.