Nothing like the comfort of a four-legged friend. Just one day after Ariana Grande revealed she would have to cancel a meet and greet with fans in Antwerp, Belgium, on Friday, August 30, due to panic attacks, depression and anxiety, she took to Instagram to show fans how she’s coping with her mental health struggle — and part of it includes cuddling with late rapper Mac Miller‘s dog.
“curly girl n blueberry boi,” the 26-year-old captioned the shot. In the photo, Ariana wore a gray sweatshirt with her hair up in two buns as she cuddled the dog, named Myron, in bed. Myron once belonged to Ariana’s ex-boyfriend and she seemingly adopted the pup after Mac’s death on September 7, 2018.
Fans flooded the comments with their support. “This is what you deserve: a warm hug!!!” one fan wrote, and another commented, “Take care of urself. [Your] mental health is most important. We all love [you] 🖤.”
Judging by her recent photos on Instagram, Ariana is currently in Paris. She previously had a concert scheduled for August 30, in Belgium, Germany, along with a soundcheck party and a meet and greet with fans. But she revealed in a statement on her Instagram Story that she would be canceling the party and meet and greet.
“Hi my loves,” the “7 Rings” singer wrote. “Time for some honesty. My depression and anxiety have been at an all-time high lately. I have been giving you all I’ve got and trying to push through as hard as I can and mask it. Today has been an extra rough one. After a handful of panic attacks, I feel like the wisest decision would be to not do soundcheck party or m&g today and preserve my energy for the show.”
“I don’t want to rush through our time together or seem shaky. I like spending actual time with you and I won’t be able to be present or give you the best of me today,” she continued. “I wish I had control over these attacks but as anybody with anxiety or depression understands, sometimes you can only operate on its terms and not your own.”
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