Ariana Grande: My anxiety and depression have been at an all-time high lately

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: Sep 02, 2019, 05:15 PM(IST)

Ariana Grande. Photograph:( Reuters )

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The singer was forced to call off a meet and greet session with fans in Belgium, following a 'handful of panic attacks'.

It’s not easy being a star, especially when there are people looking up to you and following your lifestyle en masse. 

Singer Ariana Grande recently had to cancel a meet and greet session with her fans in Belgium following a “handful of panic attacks.”

In a statement she said, "My anxiety and depression 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." 

"I like spending actual time with you and I won't be able to be present or give you the best of me today. I wish I had control over these attacks but as anyone with anxiety or depression understands, sometimes you can only operate on (its) terms and not your own," she continued.

She sent an email to her fans informing about her decision to cancel the event. She even mentioned that her fans will be reimbursed after the cancellation.

"I love you. I'm so sorry. I promise I will absolutely give you the best show I can," she added.

The singer is now set to play in Glasgow, Birmingham, and London in the coming weeks as part of her Sweetener World Tour. 

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