Sa gitna ng kanyang ‘Sweetener’ tour, kinansela ng singer-songwriter at Grammy-winning singer Ariana Grande ang kanyang ‘meet and greet’ sa Antwerp, Belguim.
Ito ay sa kadahilanang nahaharap ang singer sa sari-saring panic attacks, lungkot at pagkabalisa.
Sa kanyang Instagram stories, nag-post umano si Grande na kailangan niyang ikansela ang ‘meet and greet’ sa mga fans dahil uunahin nito ang kanyang kalusugang pangka-isipan at reserbahin na lamang ang kanyang enerhiya para sa show.
‘Hi my loves. Time for some honesty,’ the post – which had been screenshot by the publication – read. ‘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. After a handful of panic attacks, I feel like the wisest decision would be to not do soundcheck party or [meet-and-greet] today and preserve my energy for the show.’
Sinabi pa nito, hindi niya nais na madaliin ang kanyang oras na kasama ang mga fans pero hindi niya maipapakita ang ‘best version of herself’.
‘I like spending actual time with you and I won’t be able to be present or give you the best of me today,’ it added.
Dagdag pa ng singer, na “she found music ‘healing’ but compared performing to ‘hell’.
‘Making it is healing,’
‘Performing it is like reliving it all over again and it is hell.’
Unang ibinahagi ni Grande ang kanyang ‘mental health struggles’ pagkatapos bombahin ang kanyang konsyerto sa Manchester noong May 2017.