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- Ariana Grande took to social media to thank her fans after videos of the singer crying during a tour performance left many concerned.
- In her statement, Grande shared that she’s “still processing a lot” and thanked fans for “accepting [her] humanness.”
- Fans grew worried after a video clip of Grande circulated that appeared to show her crying while performing her hit “R.E.M.” in St. Louis for her “Sweetener” tour.
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Ariana Grande shared in a since-deleted statement Sunday night that she’s “still processing a lot” after videos of the singer appearing to cry while performing her song “R.E.M.” on tour left many fans concerned.
“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!” Grande said in her statement.
Grande posted the message on Twitter and Instagram, and thanked members of her team and her fans for supporting her.
“I thank you for accepting my humanness. I’m not sure what I did to meet so many loving every night / to feel so much love, but I want you to know it really does carry me through,” the singer wrote.
She concluded the message by saying she’s “grateful” for the support.
“I want you to know that if you too are hurting, you can push through and are not alone,” Grande wrote to her fans.
Video of the singer appearing to break down while performing “R.E.M.” during a “Sweetener” tour stop in St. Louis was widely circulated on social media Sunday, leaving many fans worried about Grande’s mental health.
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
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 cried during R.E.M. tonight and she could barely get through the song. Needed us, the crowd, for support. I was like, "C'mon Ariana you can do it!" I'll never forget it. I felt sad watching #swtSaintlouis
— Shelly (@ShellyRochelle) July 7, 2019
But Grande’s fans were quick to uplift the singer after she released her statement on Sunday night.
ok but ariana grande is the most emotionally strong woman out there. the amount of trauma she has went through is terrible and the fact that she is still one of the best in the industry blows my mind. all my love to her during the tour❤️
— zara????pinned au✨ (@seokjinboyo) July 7, 2019
ariana makes me genuinely the happiest human in the world. this. this is an explanation she NEVER needed to give us. but to take the time to write something so heartfelt, emotional, makes me feel so blessed to support her. i love u ariana grande. im beyond proud of u. pic.twitter.com/FkR8Meeng5
— ???????????????????????? ✧･ﾟ: * (@tearsneedy) July 7, 2019
— ʚ????????????????ɞ (@lovinghostin) July 7, 2019
Ariana Grande shows us time after time what true strength looks like. Even if making it through is crying during every show, that's okay. She doesn't have it all together & that's okay too. Ari's healing right before our eyes & it's not always easy."Tears don't mean you're losin" pic.twitter.com/iUFFDhm1dr
— Kenidra4Humanity (@KenidraRWoods_) July 8, 2019
Grande has previously been very open about her struggles with her mental health, especially while touring.
The singer shared on Twitter earlier this year that singing emotionally vulnerable songs (some of which touch on on her breakup with Pete Davidson, the death of her ex Mac Miller in 2018, and her experience after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at her concert in Manchester in 2017) is “like reliving it all over again.” Grande has been even known to change her set lists for shows due to the emotional content of her songs.
The “Thank U, Next” singer is currently touring in support of her two albums – “Sweetener” and “Thank U Next”- that were both released in the past year.