She’s returning to the stage. Ariana Grande‘s first performance following the tragic death of her ex-boyfriend, Mac Miller, has been announced. According to The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, the “God is a woman” singer will be performing at The Chelsea on New Year’s Eve.
This news comes as somewhat of a shock to fans, as the 25-year-old recently admitted that she needs some time to cope. On Sept. 28, Ari revealed that while she “wants to tour now,” that it’s “all very up and down.” “Yesterday I [just] wanted to sit home forever but today I wanna do shows and see u,” she wrote at the time.
Shortly thereafter, a fan encouraged Ari not to rush her tour because they wouldn’t want her to regret her decision down the line if she wasn’t ready for it. However, the pop star assured that would never be the case. “I’d never regret it. My happiest moments are with y’all and on stage and stuff. I think it’s just the [long] chunks of time away from home that are scary to me [right now]” Ari wrote.
In addition to her Twitter admission, Ariana’s team made an announcement shortly after Mac’s passing. “Given the events of the past couple of years, Ariana is going to take some much needed time to heal and mend,” they began. “She will be staying close to home and using this period to spend time with her loved ones and work on new music without [a] deadline. She thanks her fans for their understanding.”
Since then, the A-lister and her fiancé, Pete Davidson, have skipped out on events like The Emmys, as well as Ariana’s scheduled appearance on Saturday Night Live. We hope that by December Ariana will be ready to start 2019 where she belongs — making millions of fans happy with her beautiful music! Our continued thoughts and prayers are with her during this difficult time.