Ariana Grande Cancels Kentucky Concert Due to Ongoing Illness: ‘I’m Just Devastated’

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Ariana Grande has been forced to call off Sunday night’s (Nov. 17) concert in Lexington, Ky., after warning fans earlier this weekend that she’s been feeling very sick.   

“Okay, so I woke up kind of 10 times worse and it hurts so bad to swallow,” Grande said directly to fans in an Instagram video Sunday afternoon. “I’m not really sure what’s going on, but I unfortunately don’t think I will be able to push through tonight and I’m so upset and sorry.”   

“Ugh. I’m so upset, but of course, obviously you’ll be refunded, etc. I’m just devastated. Thank you for understanding and sending love, etc., whatever. I’ll keep you posted as soon as I know what’s going with my body, but thank you for understanding, and I am so sorry,” she added. 

Grande was scheduled to perform at Lexington’s Rupp Arena. The venue’s Twitter page advises that ticketholders can receive a refund at point of purchase. Refunds will be processed automatically for tickets purchased through Ticketmaster, and those who bought tickets through Lex Center Tickets can obtain refunds by calling (859) 233-3535.

See Grande’s video update below, which was originally posted on on her Instagram stories.

So ariana is sick and had to cancel the show in lexington hope she feels better #GetWellSoonAriana— luciana (@luciana70278653) November 17, 2019

(1/2) Due to an illness Ariana Grande has canceled her concert tonight at Rupp Arena and is so sorry to disappoint her loyal fans. Ariana revealed to fans on social media that she was struggling to get better quickly, but she is simply not well enough to perform tonight.— Rupp Arena (@Rupp_Arena) November 17, 2019

(2/2) Ticket holders will receive a refund at point of purchase.
For tickets purchased through, your refund will be processed automatically.
For tickets purchased at @LexCenterTix, you can begin the refund process by calling (859) 233-3535.— Rupp Arena (@Rupp_Arena) November 17, 2019

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