Ariana Grande’s Latest Instagrams Have Fans Concerned For Her Health
If you’ve been on Instagram recently and follow Ariana Grande, you might have noticed a string of emotional posts from the singer. On Aug. 30, Grande opened up about some personal battles, telling fans that she’s been struggling with three serious issues while “trying to push through as hard as I can and mask it.”
As you can imagine, fans (aka Arianators) are worried about the “7 Rings” crooner. Since Grande shared the posts, they’ve flooded social media with the warmest messages in support of the pop star.
What Grande said
In the Aug. 30 posts, Grande revealed that she’s been dealing with depression, anxiety, and panic attacks. She wrote that her struggles are at “an all-time high lately,” prompting her to cancel a meet-and-greet scheduled in Belgium.
“Hi my loves,” Grande wrote in an Instagram Story (via Us Weekly). “Time for some honesty. My depression and anxiety 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,” she continued. “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,” Grande added. “I like spending actual time with you and I won’t be able to be present or give you the best of me today.”
She went on to say that she “[wishes] I had control over these attacks but as anybody with anxiety or depression understands, sometimes you can only operate on its terms and not your own.”
The posts come amid a tense time
The posts come days after she returned to the United Kingdom for her first performance since a suicide bomber detonated a device at her concert in Manchester, England in May of 2017. According to CNN, 22 people, including children, died in the attack.
She’s openly discussed the impact of the attack, revealing to British Vogue for its July 2018 issue that she now has post-traumatic stress disorder.
“I don’t think I’ll ever know how to talk about it and not cry,” she said of the bombing.
Additionally, the first anniversary of her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller’s death is also approaching. Miller, who dated Grande for about two years, died from a drug overdose on Sept. 7, 2018. His death came only about three months after they reportedly broke up.
“He didn’t deserve the demons he had,” she added.
Fans are here to support Grande
Many Arianators took to both Twitter and Instagram to share supportive messages with the singer.
One person called Grande’s decision to cancel the meet-and-greet “understandable. They added, “If at any time you felt the need to cancel the rest of the tour, do it.”
“just letting my baby angel know that it’s okay to have bad days. Ari, jus want u to know that today’ll be [so much] better. don’t let anxiety or depression take over you if that’s possible. I know it’s hard to control it, but u got this, n u got us. love u the most always,” commented another.
Someone else sent a tweet to Grande, saying, “you have helped so many of ur fans cope with depression/anxiety. you help us breathe and want us to get better. we want the same and so much more for u. love u”
Indeed. Take all the time you need, Grande.