On February 23rd, Ariana Grande has been seen for the first time since illness forced her to pull out of this week’s Brit Awards.
Looking far from her usual bubbly self, the 24-year-old carried her black boots as she left boyfriend Mac Miller’s house on Friday morning.
The sighting came as a source close to the singer revealed to DailyMail.com her ‘devastation’ at pulling out of the tribute to the Manchester bombing victims.
It was Ariana’s own idea to perform at the show, the source told DailyMail.com.
‘She had a fever, a very specific type of fever,’ the source said. ‘She was devastated, honestly she spent a day crying, because she wanted to go but the doctor would not let her. She was genuinely distraught.
‘It was all her idea, they didn’t ask Ariana to go. It was her idea, she approached them. She said she felt like the Brits was the first major show and she needed to do something and she was devastated she wasn’t able to be there.’ The surprise performance was planned as a tribute to the 22 killed at her concert in May last year.
A suicide bomber detonated an explosive device as fans left the Manchester Arena.
Two weeks later, Grande returned to the city after organizing the One Love Manchester benefit concert, which reached a global audience of millions.
She had hoped to do something similar at the Brit Awards, before illness struck.
After Ariana pulled out, Liam Gallagher took to the stage in her place.
Recovering from her illness back home in Los Angeles, a dressed down Ariana looked low key on her Friday outing.
Bare-legged, despite the cold Los Angeles day, she wore a baggy sweatshirt, and carried a laptop at her front.
The American pop star wore her bleached blonde hair in a casual top knot, and appeared to be make-up free.