Fans of Ariana Grande have been worried about the singer after she broke down crying on Saturday at her Sweetener World Tour concert in St Louis, Missouri.
The God Is A Woman singer is known for her honesty with fans, and so a day later she posted a statement on Instagram explaining why she cried on stage.
“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,” the 26-year-old said.
“So sometimes I cry a lot! I thank you for accepting my humanness,” she continued.
“I’m not sure what I did to deserve to meet so many loving souls every night / to feel so much love, but I want you to know that it really does carry me through. I feel it and appreciate it. And all of you [so] much.”
She later deleted the post.
Grande has been open about dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the wake of several devastating incidents in a relatively short period of time.
In May 2017, a suicide bomber detonated as concert goers were leaving her Dangerous Woman Tour concert in Manchester, killing 22 and injuring 139 others, more than half of them children.
In May 2018, Grande split from her boyfriend of more than two years, rapper Mac Miller. Shortly after, she began dating comedian Pete Davidson, and the pair soon became engaged. In September of that year, Miller died of a suspected overdose.
A month after Miller’s death, Grande and Davidson called off their engagement.
Speaking about the trauma she continues to experience following the Manchester bombing, Grande said in a July 2018 interview:
“It’s hard to talk about because so many people have suffered such severe, tremendous loss. But, yeah, it’s a real thing.
“I know those families and my fans, and everyone there experienced a tremendous amount of it as well. Time is the biggest thing. I feel like I shouldn’t even be talking about my own experience—like I shouldn’t even say anything. I don’t think I’ll ever know how to talk about it and not cry.”
Given all that coupled with Grande’s gruelling schedule, it’s no wonder she’s breaking down on stage. The Sweetener World Tour kicked off in March, and isn’t due to conclude until December. By the time she’s finished, she will have performed more than 100 shows across America, Canada, the United Kingdom and Europe.