Ariana Grande may have had to cancel her concert in Lexington on Sunday but she still made the day of some special fans.
After the singer, 26, announced she was too sick to sing, some of Grande’s die-hard fans organized a meetup at the Rupp Arena and celebrated the day despite not actually being able to see Grande live.
Shellye Echeverria, who co-runs the @GrandeTourNews Twitter account, organized the meetup and told the Lexington Herald that Grande sent her a message asking how she can help.
“So we all met up at Rupp Arena, took a bunch of pictures, laughed, talked, basically made a sad situation into a happier one,” Donald Sneed told the outlet. Sneed runs the Grande fan account with Echeverria.
The group of fans hit up the nearby Saul Good Restaurant & Pub where Grande covered their tab. Echeverria said Grande got her in contact with one of her assistants and planned the lunch for the group.
“That’s just who Ariana is,” Sneed added. “You don’t have to love her music but you can’t say she doesn’t care for her fans.”
Grande took to Instagram on Sunday to announce that she is forced to cancel upcoming tour dates because she is “still very sick.”
According to a Rupp Arena spokesperson, Grande’s Lexington show will not be rescheduled but she will finish up the final leg of her “Sweetener” world tour in December.