Ariana Grande made it to Vietnam, but not to the stage, in August when she stopped by Ho Chi Minh City on the Asian leg of her Dangerous Woman tour to promote her third album.
Citing health issues, which were later described as the flu, she canceled her concert just four hours before showtime. She offered an apology and promised to make it up to fans at a later date via an Instagram story:
“My babes in Vietnam, I apologize from the bottom of my heart but I’m really dealing with some health problems at the moment,” she wrote. “I came here to Vietnam, so excited to perform, my doctor won’t allow me to do the show for you tonight.”
Fans, or “Arianators” as they call themselves, took to social media to voice their concern, disappointment, and in some cases, anger about the news.
“Ariana Grande, we love you and we understand your circumstance. We hope you will get well soon. Love you from the bottom of our hearts,” wrote the administrator of the Ariana Grande Vietnam Facebook page.
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In fact, it was not the first cancelation of a Grande concert this year. Following the Manchester bombing of her concert in Manchester, Grande cut the remaining stops on the European leg of the tour, and also canceled a Mexico concert for unspecified reasons.
No word yet on when Grande will return. She recovered from the flu and went on to perform the rest of the Asian leg of the tour.
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