Ariana Grande Cancels Concert Due To Health Issues

Pop star Ariana Grande is putting her health first.

On Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, the "Thank U, Next" singer took to her Instagram Stories to announce that her Saturday, Dec. 29 concert at the Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas has been canceled due to an undisclosed illness.

"Vegas, I'm currently working through some health issues and am beyond sorry I won't be able to see you this weekend," Grande wrote in a text-post to her 140 million followers, adding, "I love you and so look forward to seeing u and making it up to u next year."

According to sources cited by TMZ, the "Imagine" hitmaker has reportedly been battling bronchitis ahead of the headlining New Year's Eve weekend gig.

For its part, the Sin City venue has since released a statement to Entertainment Tonight, noting, "Due to unforeseeable health reasons, Ariana Grande has cancelled her show at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Saturday, Dec. 29. Guests are able to receive a full refund on tickets through their specified point of purchase. A rescheduled date has not yet been determined at this time."

As Us Weekly reported, this concert would have been Grande's first following her headline-making breakup with comedian Pete Davidson. As Nicki Swift previously reported, Grande and Davidson, both 25, called off their engagement in mid-October 2018 after five months of dating.

While Grande is meant to hit the road again with her Sweetener World Tour in March 2019, the tours of a number of other singers have unfortunately been affected by illnesses in recent months — including fellow pop star Justin Timberlake. After being forced to push back multiple concerts earlier this fall due to "severely bruised" vocal cords, the "Man of the Woods" singer decided to postpone his remaining 2018 tour dates in early December.

"My vocal cords are healing, but they are not all the way back to normal yet, so my doctors want me to continue to rest my voice," Timberlake wrote on social media at the time. "They have asked me to hold off on singing until next month." He added, "I'm really sorry, I want to be back on stage and I am doing all I can to get there quickly. Thank you for understanding — I see all of your posts and I appreciate the support and the love." 

We're wishing Grande a speedy recovery!