Ariana Grande Posted A Statement On Twitter Explaining Why She Cried On Stage At Her Concert In St. Louis

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July 8, 2019

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From US Magazine:

A fan video posted on YouTube showed the “Thank U, Next” singer, 26, breaking down as she performed “R.E.M.” from her Sweetener album at the Enterprise Center.

“She could be seen shaking her head and putting her hand to her face as she tried to continue singing the chorus, “Before you speak, don’t move / ‘Cause I don’t wanna wake up.”

But as the clip of her crying circulated on social media, fans speculated she was crying about her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller, who died at the age of 26 of a drug overdose in September.

Ariana took to Twitter on Sunday, July 7, to explain her emotional state.

“tour is wild. Life is wild,” she wrote. “i’m grateful for the sea of love i have around me everyday and for the people who come to these shows and give all of us every ounce of energy they’ve got. i’m grateful to work with the best musicians and dancers in the world. i’m grateful for my voice and my team. i’m grateful for this music. i’m grateful for my tour bus driver, Kurt who bought me pickles yesterday because he saw we ran out.”

The singer — who canceled her European tour dates in 2017 after a terrorist bomb attack at her concert in Manchester, England, killed 22 and injured hundreds — continued, “i’m grateful for the opportunity to sing to thousands of people every night. it’s a dream come true. no matter how hard it gets or how many feelings come up that are screaming at me to be processed and sorted through one day, i’m grounded by gratitude and promise not to give up on what i’ve started.”

“i feel everything very intensely and have committed to doing this tour during a time in my life when i’m still processing a lot … so sometimes i cry a lot!” 

The “Breathin’” singer concluded by explaining that she was sharing her message because “i want you to know that if you are hurting, you can push through and are not alone. it is hard to balance taking care of the people around you, doing your job, and healing / taking care of yourself at the same time… but i want you to know, you aren’t alone and i think you’re doing great. love you.”