Ariana Grande Tells Fans She’s Struggling With Illness, Cancels Concert

Singer Ariana Grande has canceled her concert at Rupp Arena, Kentucky, Sunday night after telling her fans that she has a bad sinus condition that has made her “very sick.”

In her Instagram story on Nov. 17, Grande said she doesn’t think she would be able to pull through and is sorry to cancel the concert.

Rupp Arena also wrote in Twitter that Grande has canceled her concert and “is so sorry to disappoint her loyal fans.”

The Rupp Arena added that ticket holders will receive a refund at the point of purchase.

One day earlier, Grande, 26, says in videos posted on Instagram that “my throat and head are still in so much pain.”

“I’m just in a lot of pain and it’s difficult to breathe during the show,” she says in a message to her fans. “I just really don’t know what’s happening with my body right now and need to figure it out.”

Grande says she plans to see a doctor soon.

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Ariana Grande backstage at the 2018 iHeartRadio Wango Tango by AT&T at Banc of California Stadium, Los Angeles, Calif., on June 2, 2018. (Jesse Grant/Getty Images)

She adds: “I’m scared that I might have to cancel some things, so this is kind just a heads up of like I don’t know what’s happening with my body, and I’m really disappointed and freaked out of why I can’t get better because it’s been over three weeks at this point.”

Although canceling the show is “the last thing i would ever want to do,” Grande wrote, fans should take the post as a “gentle heads up” in case she can’t “make the show happen” on Sunday.

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Ariana Grande performs on stage in Manchester, England on June 4, 2017. (Dave Hogan for One Love Manchester/Getty Images)

Grande is scheduled to perform in Lexington, Kentucky, on Sunday, the next stop on her world tour that ends in December.

Grande said she’s taking medication and is on IV drips, “doing everything i possibly can to pull through.”

Her fans wished her well and encouraged her to take care of her health first.

“We wouldn’t want anything happening to our beloved Ari,” Ayoade Fridaos tweeted.

The Associated Press and The CNN Wire contributed to this report.