Why Ariana Grande Won’t Be Performing in Las Vegas on New Year’s Weekend

Ariana Grande attends Billboard's 13th Annual Women In Music event at Pier 36 in New York City on December 6, 2018.

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Fans were disappointed to hear Ariana Grande would be canceling her upcoming New Year’s Eve Las Vegas performance. She was expected to perform at The Chelsea in Las Vegas’ Cosmopolitan hotel, but a representative for the venue told Page Six she won’t appear after all. Here’s why the singer won’t be performing.

A rough year

Grande has had a rough year. One of the toughest parts of the year was her breakup with fiancé Pete Davidson. Before that, Grande was grieving the loss of her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller. While trying to mourn Miller’s death, Grande had to deal with insensitive people on Twitter who blamed her for the rapper’s death.

The singer was also at the center of attention after a pastor at the funeral of Aretha Franklin (Bishop Charles H. Ellis III) was accused of touching Grande inappropriately. After facing these stressful events, Ariana told her followers she was tired and wanted to have “just one OK day.” She later decided to take a break from media appearances.

Silver linings

Ariana Grande

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Despite having a rough year, Grande did have some good moments. In December 2018, she was honored at Billboard’s Women in Music event, where she received the Woman of the Year award.

During her acceptance speech, Grande mentioned the fact that her year hasn’t been without drama, reports People. This was a reference to the death of Miller and her broken engagement to Pete Davidson. Grande said 2018 has been one of the best of her career but “the worst” of her life.

“I want to say that I find it interesting that this has been one of the best years of my career and the worst of my life,” she said. “I’m not saying that for sympathy, I’m just saying that because I think a lot of people would look at someone in my position right now and think, ‘She’s really got her s— together,’ Ya know? Like, ‘She’s really on it.’ Like, ‘She’s got it all.’”

Ariana says she’s trying to keep her personal life together

Grande continued to say that she does have her career on track but that she can’t say the same for her personal life, according to People. The singer admitted during her speech to struggling to keep her personal life in order. “I do, but as far as my personal life goes, I really have no idea what I’m doing, so yeah, it’s been a very conflicting one.”

Why Ariana Grande canceled her performance

Ariana Grande

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Grande reportedly canceled because she has bronchitis, reports TMZ. Sources told TMZ she had been under the weather for a week and wasn’t improving. According to the news site, some resale tickets were going for more than $1,000 each at the 3,200-seat venue. Page Six shared this announcement from venue representatives:

Due to unforeseeable health reasons, Ariana Grande has canceled her show at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Saturday, Dec. 29. Guests are able to receive a full refund on tickets through their specified point of purchase. A rescheduled date has not yet been determined at this time.

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