In her statement, Grande shared that she's "still processing a lot".
It's no secret that pop superstar Ariana Grande has been going a hundred miles a minute, having released two smash hit albums in a row, several iconic worthy music videos, and is currently on her Sweetener tour - all while dealing with the aftermath of her breakup with ex-fiancé, Pete Davidson, the loss of her ex and dear friend Mac Miller, and other personal matters. On Saturday evening, she stopped by St. Louis, Missouri to perform at the Enterprise Center arena. And in the middle of singing one of her hits from Sweetener, R.E.M., Grande broke down in tears.
In footage recorded by an audience member, the pop star can be seen appearing to become emotional during the song almost certainly written about her relationship with Pete Davidson. The couple ended their whirlwind romance and engagement in October. Grande also cried onstage a few weeks ago while performing in Pittsburgh, the hometown of her ex-boyfriend and sometime musical collaborator Mac Miller, who died from a drug overdose in September 2018.
omg i luv her sm i rlly hope she takes this off the setlist if she needs to pic.twitter.com/s5501Aavwd— blake | alicia stan | saw ffh ️ (@thnkusabrina) July 7, 2019
"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!"
Grande has since taken the Instagram post and tweet down, but fans captured a screenshot of the personal message she shared expressing her gratitude to her fans, her tour, and wishing everyone in pain strength as they heal.
“tour is wild. life is wild….i’m grateful for the sea of love I have around me everyday and for the people who come to these shows and give us every ounce of energy they’ve got….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.”
She added that she thanks her fans for "accepting my humanness.”
Grande included a reciprocal note of support for her fans, writing, “i’m sharing this because i’m grateful and because i want you to know that if you too are hurting, you can push through and are not alone.”
The singer shared on Twitter earlier this year that singing emotionally vulnerable songs (some of which touch on on her breakup with Pete Davidson, the death of her ex Mac Miller in 2018, and her experience after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at her concert in Manchester in 2017) is "like reliving it all over again." Grande has been even known to change her setlists for shows due to the emotional content of her songs.
Main image by @arianagrande on Instagram