Ariana Grande Hints She Won’t Be Touring for a ‘Long Time’
With the massive success of Sweetener, many fans have been awaiting news of an Ariana Grande tour. Unfortunately, fans are going to have to wait longer than expected. When a fan account posted a meme about saving money for her next tour's meet & greet on Instagram, Grande allegedly commented saying "u gonna be saving for a loooooooooooooong time ......"
The comment has since been deleted, but it's easy to understand why Grande wouldn't want to focus on a tour right now. The singer is likely still healing from losing her ex and beloved friend Mac Miller, who passed away earlier this month from an apparent drug overdose. Amidst this tragedy, she skipped the Emmys with fiancé Pete Davidson.
A statement given by her team to People yesterday (Sept. 22) says that Grande will be taking time for herself as she deal with this painful loss. The statement reads,
Given the events of the past couple of years, Ariana is going to take some much-needed time to heal and mend. She will be staying close to home and using this period to spend time with her loved ones and work on new music without deadline. She thanks her fans for their understanding.
Grande recently broke her silence on Miller's death on Instagram, sharing a video of them together and expressing her love for the late rapper. The post reads, "I adored you from the day i met you when i was nineteen and i always will. I can’t believe you aren’t here anymore. i really can’t wrap my head around it. we talked about this. so many times. i’m so mad, i’m so sad i don’t know what to do. you were my dearest friend. for so long. above anything else. i’m so sorry i couldn’t fix or take your pain away. i really wanted to. the kindest, sweetest soul with demons he never deserved. i hope you’re okay now. rest."
Besides grieving the loss of Miller, Grande has been vocal about struggling with PTSD caused by the terrorist attack at her Manchester show during her Dangerous Woman Tour last year. Even though fans won't get to see Grande on tour soon, she assured fans "everything will be okay" in a tweet, expressing her appreciation for their support.