Update: Ariana was unfortunately forced to pull out of the show just hours before due to emotional reasons. Here’s what Scooter Braun said addressing the situation.
“And you saw your invite, someone I’m very close to was supposed to come sing for you today, and because of things that she’s going through, she couldn’t be here today.”
He concluded, “And while I was frustrated, being the manager, my wife, being who she always is, just looked at me and she goes, ‘She needs this time.'”
On November 5th, nonprofit group Fuck Cancer has announced the celebrity lineup for the inaugural Barbara Berlanti Heroes Gala, which will take place at Warner Bros. Studios in Los Angeles on Oct. 13. Pop star Ariana Grande and Broadway favorite Kristin Chenoweth are set to perform at the event, as well as comedian Jeff Garlin and surprise guests.
This isn’t the first time Grande and Chenoweth are supporting a cancer-fighting cause, being that the disease has affected both their lives. Grande’s aunt and grandfather, and Chenoweth’s mother and aunts, have all experienced the damaging effects of cancer.
The organization, which endeavors to ensure patients and their families have the support they need, will use funds raised at the gala for programs created to provide resources and reduce cancer.