After choking up while performing “R.E.M.” from her Sweetener album at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis last night (July 6), Ariana Grande took to social media today to put out a statement and thank fans for their support.
“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 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.”
Grande also admitted that she “feel[s] everything very intensely” and that she “committed to doing this tour during a time in my life when I’m still processing a lot,” adding, “sometimes I cry a lot! i thank you for accepting my humanness. i’m not sure what i did to deserve to meet so many loving souls each night/to feel so much love, but i want you to know that it really does carry me through.”
Read Ariana Grande’s full statement below.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) July 7, 2019