Ariana Grande, one of the most recognizable singing voices in today’s generation, had an incident happen to her recently that has forced her to cut her current world tour short. This Wednesday, the singer announced on social media that she needed to postpone concerts of her “Sweetener” tour in two US cities to near the end of the year, due to a sudden affliction of food allergy attack from the last item she thought could give her one: tomatoes.

Unexpected allergy

In an Instagram post May 29, Ariana Grande noted that she had triggered an allergic reaction to tomatoes that have effectively “closed her throat.” This came as a surprise to the idol that brought “7 Rings” to the world just this past January. Ariana, after all, identifies herself as being of Italian American stock and has eaten tomatoes – which she proudly calls her “food obsession” – without incident for years before this.

She wrote of her recovery, "Still feels like I’m swallowing a cactus but slowly making progress!" Ariana then punctuated her post by decrying the unfairness of an Italian woman becoming allergic to tomatoes in her adult years.

USA Today notes that as a result, Ariana had to reschedule two concerts of the Sweetener World Tour in Florida, at Tampa and Orlando. The new dates are on November 23 and 24 respectively.

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The songstress sent an advisory in advance during the afternoon of Tuesday, May 28, telling Florida fans that she had gone to the doctor and must postpone the original performance dates this very week. Ariana wrote on social media that she felt devastated at having to make the decision. She ended her note with a promise that she would make it up to the Tampa and Orlando audiences and that she will return soon.

Ariana’s concert woes

From a certain point of view, Ariana Grande is no stranger to having bad things happening where her concerts are concerned. Still fresh in the singer’s mind is the deadly bombing attack following her gig at the Manchester Arena In 2017. She returned to the British city later that year to hold a successful benefit concert for the victims, an act that had Manchester declare her an honorary citizen.

Her current Sweetener tour is a combined musical tour de force of her latest two studio albums, the aforementioned “Sweetener” (2018) and this year’s “Thank U, Next.” Ariana has also assured that the tickets bought for the concerts that were pushed back by her allergy will remain valid for the rescheduled dates. In typical idol fan reaction, her followers took to social media to call for a general tomato boycott, all in good fun, however.

The plucky songstress looks to return in time to do her Miami concert stop for May 31 and June 1.

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