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Ariana Grande cancels show following revelation of illness

Grande, 26, said in videos posted Saturday on Instagram that “my throat and head are still in so much pain.”

Ariana Grande attends the 13th annual Billboard Women in Music event at Pier 36 in New York in 2018.
Ariana Grande attends the 13th annual Billboard Women in Music event at Pier 36 in New York in 2018.
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One day after singer Ariana Grande told her fans that she had a bad sinus condition that has made her “very sick” and might force her to cancel upcoming shows on her world tour, the singer did indeed cancel a show Sunday night in Lexington, Kentucky.

Grande, 26, said in videos posted Saturday on Instagram that “my throat and head are still in so much pain.”

On Sunday, Grande posted an updated video message, saying in part: “I woke up kind of 10 times worse and it hurts so bad to swallow. I’m not really sure what’s going on. But, I, unfortunately, don’t think I will be able to push through tonight. I am so sad and sorry. I’m so upset but of course obviously, you will be refunded.”

She also tweeted: “It sucks feeling like absolute s— but it sucks way more to not be with u all. u mean the world. i hope u truly know. love u.”

While she sounds OK, “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.

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.”

People magazine first reported on Grande’s Instagram videos.