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.
‘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’.
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.
Author: Anya Crittenton
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