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Ariana Grande tells fans she’s struggling with an illness, could once again affect Tampa show

Posted at 10:32 PM, Nov 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-18 23:20:42-05

TAMPA, Fla. (AP/WFTS) -- Singer Ariana Grande is telling her fans that she has a bad sinus condition that has made her “very sick” and might force her to cancel upcoming shows on her world tour.

Grande, 26, says in videos posted Saturday on Instagram that “my throat and head are still in so much pain.”

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The singer had postponed the Tampa and Orlando shows in May due to a different illness.

“It was really exciting knowing that I will be able to experience that," said Veronica Ramos.

Ramos, 16, flew to Tampa from Puerto Rico in May to see her first-ever concert.

Her parents surprised her with tickets last Christmas.

"This is a very special gift, this is my only daughter, we do everything for our child," said Ramos' mother, Mayra Benitez.

Benitez and Ramos are flying back to Tampa this weekend but now worries they will once again have to miss out on the big show.

"I hope that she gets better," said Ramos.

While she sounds OK this week, “I’m just in a lot of pain and it’s difficult to breathe during the show,” she says in a message to her fans. “I just really don’t know what’s happening with my body right now and need to figure it out.”

Grande says she plans to see a doctor soon.

She adds: “I’m scared that I might have to cancel some things, so this is kind just a heads up of like I don’t know what’s happening with my body, and I’m really disappointed and freaked out of why I can’t get better because it’s been over three weeks at this point.”

People magazine first reported on Grande’s Instagram videos.

ABC Action News' Ryan Smith contributed to this report.