Ariana Grande’s mental health comes first!
The Grammy winner has reportedly canceled ALL meet and greets for the European leg of her Sweetener World Tour, days after calling off a fan event due to her heightened anxiety and depression.
The news was announced in an email to fans that had paid in advance to meet the 26-year-old, who apparently needs to preserve her “voice and energy” for the show as her mental health continues to take a toll on her.
As we reported, Ari pulled the plug on a m&g “Soundcheck Party” in Antwerp, Belgium on Friday after revealing her anxiety and depression had reached an “all time high.” Now, the Soundcheck parties for the remainder of her European dates will also be canceled, according to the email, and “VIP fans” who already bought tickets to any of the events will receive a *partial* refund.
The email read:
“Dear Ariana Grande VIP fan. We regret to inform you that there will not be a Soundcheck party offered at your show. You will receive a partial refund in the amount of £166. You will still receive your premium standing ticket in the designated VIP area and gift bag. Your package will now also include early entry in the standing VIP area before standing ticket holders. We apologize for the inconvenience.”
A separate statement from Live Nation said while disappointing her fans is “the last thing” Ari would ever want to do, the meet and greets must be canceled so the star can “continue giving 100% to her performances” amid her grueling tour schedule.
The statement read:
“Thanks to increased demand, Ariana is thrilled and humbled to have been able to add extra shows to the tour for her fans. It’s not something she takes for granted. These extra months on the road, however, are not only exhilarating but exhausting. Due to the need to preserve her voice and energy, we regret to inform you there will not be a Meet & Greet & Soundcheck party at your show. This decision does not come easily and the last thing she would ever want to do is disappoint fans but something has to give to allow her to continue giving 100% to her performances.”
You gotta focus on you, girl!
Thankfully, Ari’s understanding fans likely won’t be too upset about this. When the thank u, next singer announced she was forced to cancel her meet and greet last week, Arianators flooded her page with sympathetic comments, some of which urged her to cancel the rest of the Sweetener World Tour.
That’s right. Not just the meet and greets: the whole damn tour! That’s how much they care about their Queen!
Fans tweeted out comments like:
“please @arianagrande cancel the rest of the tour if u need to. don’t do the second leg in the US if u feel like it’s way too much for your mental health. take care and remember ur tiny elephants will always be there for you.”
“.@ArianaGrande cancel the tour. ur mental health is WAY more important. please. #SWTAntwerp.”
“ ari u need to cancel the tour. I’m not joking u need to for ur mental health. Months of tour left, u have to cancel them. Pls”
And you thought The Beyhive was dedicated!
So far, the starlet has performed over 60 dates, and still has to get through the European leg and the second US leg of her tour.
It’s great to hear Ari’s taking the steps to ensure she doesn’t get too burnt out — and even greater to hear her fans are cosigning her decision. (At least they were before it came out they’d only receive partial refunds! LOLz!)
Do U think Ari should cancel the remainder of her tour?
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