Ariana Grande confesses about her drinking problem
Ariana Grande released a three-minute video to the public in which she spoke candidly about her struggles as an artist. The pop artist utilized the platform to discuss topics close to her heart, like self-esteem and depression. The Thank U, Next singer opened out about her struggles with substance abuse in the past.
“I don’t do this often. I don’t like it. I’m not good at it” Ariana Grande confessed to her fans. “But I just wanted to address your concerns about my body, and talk a little bit about what it means to be a person with a body and to be seen and to be paid such close attention to”.
The singer felt compelled to expose herself emotionally in public, which is not something she normally does. She made the video in response to supporters’ and critics’ claims that she doesn’t look “healthy” online. to which she responded directly: “There are many different ways to look healthy and beauty. And personally, for me, the body that you’ve been comparing my current body to was the unhealthiest version of my body.”
Grande continued, explaining that she struggled with substance abuse at the time she was heavier. When I looked the way you believe to be “healthy,” I was actually taking a number of anti-depressants, drinking heavily while taking them, and eating terribly.
The pop star was already hoping to get the word out about the importance of not assuming what people are going through in private. That individual is probably working on it or has a support system that they are working on it with, and even if you are coming from a kind or caring place, you never know what they are going through. She urged her followers to treat each other and themselves with kindness because “you never know.”
Ariana Grande signed off with a smile while wearing a hoodie with part of the zipper undone, telling her fans, “Sending you guys a lot of love, and I think you’re beautiful no matter what you’re going through, no matter what weight, no matter how you like to do your makeup these days, no matter if you’ve had any cosmetic procedures or not, or anything.”
I wanted to tell you how much your beauty means to me. Her final words in the touching message she sent were, “Have a very beautiful day, and I’m sending you a lot of love.”