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Ariana Grande cancels New Year’s Eve weekend Las Vegas Strip show

Updated December 28, 2018 - 4:32 pm

Ariana Grande has called off — or “bailed on” according to TMZ — her show at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas scheduled for Saturday night.

Officials with the hotel have confirmed Grande will not perform what would have been her first concert since her extensively publicized breakup with comic and “Saturday Night Live” cast member Pete Davidson. In a statment, the hotel said:

“Due to unforeseeable health reasons, Ariana Grande has canceled her show at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Saturday. Guests are able to receive a full refund on tickets through their specified point of purchase.”

TMZ initially reported that Grande has been ill all week with bronchitis and was not improving. The show was commanding top dollar, more than $1,000 on secondary ticket websites before sales were taken down today.

Vegas rockers Imagine Dragons are performing at The Chelsea on New Year’s Eve. That show is still on.

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