Ariana Grande says it’s ‘hell’ touring with emotional trauma

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande is currently on her fourth concert tour, the Sweetener World Tour. It’s in support of her fourth and fifth studio albums, Sweetener and Thank U, Next.

While Grande’s music has been breaking records and landing her at the top of charts, her personal life has been much more full of emotional turmoil.

The terrorist bombing at her Manchester concert during her Dangerous Woman world tour happened two years ago next month. Since then, her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller died of an accidental overdose and she became engaged to Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson before calling it off.

In a since-deleted tweet made on Thursday (18 April), Grande revealed how this is affecting her current tour.

A fan tweeted at her, writing: ‘Music is your therapy and I love seeing it heal you.’

Grande acknowledged the healing nature of music in her reply, and then got real.

Ariana Grande's tweet about touring

Grande’s tweet about touring | Photo: Twitter @arianagrande

‘Making it is healing,’ she wrote. ‘Performing it is like reliving it all over again and it is hell.’

In another tweet, she wrote that she is ‘sharing’ because she is ‘trying and my soul is confused and tired and i love u’.

When replying to another fan’s tweet, the 7 Rings singer wrote that she feels ’empty’.

Ariana Grande tweets about her mental health

Grande tweets more about her mental health | Photo: Twitter @arianagrande

Talking openly about mental health

This is not the first time Grande has opened up to her fans about her mental health.

Last week, she shared brain scans showing evidence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Many of her fans responded with love and compassion, sending their strength to one of their favorite singers.

Following these latest tweets about touring, they’re doing the same.

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Author: Anya Crittenton

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Ariana Grande’s ‘f**k you’ to anti-LGBTI Coachella owner during historic performance

a selfie of ariana grande and a shot of a large stage with a rainbow flag across the screens

Pop star Ariana Grande has just wrapped her performance as the youngest person to ever headline the Coachella music festival.

Controversy has surrounded the festival because its owner, Philip Anschutz, has donated to three conservative Christian organizations who are vocal about their pro-gun and anti-LGBTI views. Many artists have boycotted the festival with many deciding to go ahead with performances including pansexual singer, Janelle Monae.

Grande who will headline Manchester Pride this year, ended her historic performance displaying a giant rainbow Pride flag across the stage’s screens. She also waved a small flag during her performance and fireworks went off as she left the stage.

Twitter users described it as a big ‘fuck you’ to Anschutz.

‘Omg Ariana really said fuck you to the CEO of Coachella and displayed an LGBTQ flag… legend,’ one Twitter user wrote.

An emotional performance

The overall response to Grande’s set was positive despite technical issues and being forced to rush through because production was delayed.

Grande reunited early noughties boy group, N*Sync – minus Justin Timberlake – and also invited rappers Mase and Diddy onstage.

But sound issues plagued her reunion with long-time collaborator, Nicki Minaj. The pair said during the set that they could not hear themselves during their hits Side to Side and Bang Bang. The issues made it difficult for Minaj to finish her verses and the rapper was spotted crying backstage afterwards.

Grande also became very emotional during her biggest hit, thank u, next. The 25-year-old clearly became emotional when paying tribute to her ex Mac Miller who died last year.

She will return to perform again on 21 April as Coachella returns for a second weekend.

Author: Shannon Power

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Ariana Grande shares brain scan showing her PTSD and fans are worried

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande shared an update on her health on her Instagram story and it left fans worried.

On Thursday (11 April), the singer, who’s currently traveling the US on her Sweetener tour, shared a screenshot. It shows brain scans taken of Grande’s brain and appears to show numerous areas affected by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

‘Hilarious and terrifying,’ she wrote on the screenshot, followed by: ‘Not a joke.’

Ariana Grande's apparent brain scans

Grande’s apparent brain scans | Photo: Instagram @arianagrande

In another story post, she shared a selfie of herself. On her face, she wrote: ‘She’s trying her muthafukin best.’

Other captions on the selfie included ‘life is wild’ and ‘my brain is tired’.

Ariana Grande's selfie about her mental health

Grande’s selfie about her mental health | Photo: Instagram @arianagrande

On 22 May 2017, a terrorist detonated a bomb at the Manchester Arena following Grande’s concert on her Dangerous Woman tour. Twenty-three people died in the explosion, including the attacker. Over 100 more were injured, many of whom were childen and teens.

Grande subsequently suspended her tour. Less than a month later, she returned to Manchester for the One Love Manchester benefit concert. It raised over £17 million (over $22 million) by August.

Earlier this month, she made more comments about her mental health on Instagram.

She explained releasing music on her own terms felt ‘sm [so much] healthier & sm more authentic & rewarding’. She also wrote how the first few years of her career were ‘really hard on my mental health and energy’.

Ariana Grande's post about her mental health and music releases

Grande’s post about her mental health and music releases | Photo: Instagram @arianagrande

Support from fans

Fans around the world took to Twitter and expressed their support for Grande’s health and well-being.

They also pointed out her strength and committment to her fans and music.

Other discussed why Grande felt the need to post the scans, and criticized the way people discuss mental health and Grande’s fame.

This weekend, Grande will become the youngest female artist to headline the music festival Coachella.

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Author: Anya Crittenton

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