Ariana Grande’s First Trip to the U.K. Since Her Manchester Benefit Has Been Emotional

It’s been an emotional week for Ariana Grande, who returned to the U.K. for the first time since the benefit concert she held last summer in the wake of the Manchester terrorist attack at her May 2017 concert. According to People, Grande was in London to perform at KOKO for Capital FM’s Up Close series, and if her tweets are any indication, the trip hasn’t exactly been easy.

After a fan asked via Twitter why she hasn’t been her usual active self on social media, Grande responded, “Sry i’m really really anxious and really exhausted and jus trying to get thru the trip. hope that’s ok. hope you enjoy the performances. my priority is giving u the best performances i’m capable of.”

Grande has been very candid about the emotional struggles she’s endured since the attack, and her tweets this week suggest she’s still going through it. “I’m like really trying,” the singer added. “It’s jus been a while since i’ve done this or been this far away from home. this was a huge test. so far not so great hehe. but i’ve loved singing for u and seeing ur faces. that part has been nice. thanks for understanding n for loving me.”

In typical Grande fashion, she also thanked her fans for being the “kindest human beings on the planet,” and for being “so gentle n loving w me n always valuing my ‘human’ life as well as my professional one tbh.”

In July, Grande described having dizzy spells when she returned home from her last tour. “I would be in a good mood, fine and happy, and they would hit me out of nowhere,” she told Elle. “I’ve always had anxiety, but it had never been physical before. There were a couple of months straight where I felt so upside down.”

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