Ariana Grande reveals the scary illness that forced her to cancel two live shows

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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20:  Singer Ariana Grande arrives at the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20: Singer Ariana Grande arrives at the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Ariana Grande has revealed the illness that has forced her to cancel two live tour dates.

On her Instagram, the star revealed that she has a tomato allergy that caused her throat to swell up, and she was left feeling like she was "swallowing a cactus."

The allergy and its after-effects is the reason her had to cancel shows in Florida this week, with Orlando and Tampa having to miss out.

Captioning a short video of her dog, the singer wrote: “update: we discovered ..... that ..... i had an unfortunate allergic reaction to tomatoes and my throat pretty much closed.

“still feels like i’m swallowing a cactus but slowly making progress! thank u all for your love and understanding.

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“can’t wait to get back to performing and to make it up to Tampa and Orlando in November.

p.s. there is NOTHING MORE UNFAIR THAN AN ITALIAN WOMAN DEVELOPING AN ALLERGY TO TOMATOES IN HER MID TWENTIES.......”

INDIO, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 21: Ariana Grande performs at Coachella Stage during the 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 21, 2019 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for AG)
INDIO, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 21: Ariana Grande performs at Coachella Stage during the 2019 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 21, 2019 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for AG)

The pop star has said she is “beyond devastated” after having to cancel the concerts due to her illness.

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She planned to perform a live date in her home state of Florida, but cancelled on doctor’s orders.

Grande said the planned concerts in Tampa and Orlando will now take place in November, with exact dates to come “as soon as possible.”

The singer first broke the news of the cancellations on her Instagram stories, writing: “Tampa and Orlando, I woke up incredibly sick today, ran to the doctor here and have been told to postpone these shows tonight and tomorrow.

Ariana Grande attends the 13th annual Billboard Women in Music event at Pier 36 on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Ariana Grande attends the 13th annual Billboard Women in Music event at Pier 36 on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

“I’m so beyond devastated. I will make this up to you, I promise.

“Please forgive me. I love you and I will be back and better than ever as soon as possible.”

Grande was born in the Florida city of Boca Raton, and had called the tour date there a homecoming.

She said tickets already purchased will be valid for rearranged dates.

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