Oh no! Ariana Grande, 26, revealed she’s been seriously unwell in a lengthy Instagram post on Saturday, Nov. 16. “Hi my loves so I’m still very sick,” she began the post, shared to her Instagram story. “I’ve been sick since the last London show. I don’t know how it’s possible but my throat and head are still in so much pain. I sound okay I’m just in a lot of pain and it’s difficult to breathe during the show. I just really don’t know what’s happening with my body right now and need to figure it out.” Ariana also confirmed she will be seeing a doctor to help identify what’s going on, and figure out a way to get better.
The “7 Rings” singer has been on the road for the second leg of her sold out Sweetener/Thank U, Next since Nov. 9, after wrapping the European portion in London on Oct. 16 — meaning she’s been sick for almost a month. “I just finished my show in Charlottesville and I’ve been sick since the last show in London,” she continued in another video posted to her story. “I’ve been coughing and had this like crazy sinus infection thing that has not gone away for a really long time. I haven’t been able to really get better and tonight during the show tonight my head was really splitting and heavy and my glands really hurt and I’m trying to figure out what’s going on.”
The singer also added that she may possibly have to cancel shows as a result of her condition, which seems seriously painful. “Please take this as a gentle heads up. I don’t want anyone to feel blindsided tomorrow if god forbid I can’t make the show happen,” alluding to her upcoming performance in Lexington, Kentucky. “I’m going to cherish these memories with you guys because they’re really beautiful and that’s why I’m really mad I can’t get better because I really don’t want to cancel anything because I’m really cherishing all these last moments together. I love you.” While nothing has been confirmed yet, we’ll be keeping our eyes on Ari’s social channels for an update.
Outside of her tour, Ariana is also nominated at the upcoming American Music Awards taking place Nov. 24 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The singer — who won Best New Artist in 2013 — is up for several categories, including Artist of the Year, Tour of the Year, and Favorite Music Video for “7 Rings”! In the meantime, we hope she feels better soon.