In a since-deleted series of tweets, Grande claimed that although making music was "healing" to her, performing it has been "like reliving it all over again and it is hell."
"performing it is like reliving it all over again and it is hell." im so sad for her. mental health should always come before anything. i hope she does what's best for herself, & we will always be there for her no matter what. gws baby 🖤 pic.twitter.com/dzBpzOU9UN— ela loves ariana 💧 (@ghostinprincess) April 19, 2019
She replied to another fan who asked if touring was a healthy decision for her, to which she replied, "I don't think it is. Honestly."
Grande continued to say that she has a lot on her mind and "no energy to process or work thru any of it," and called the process of touring "hard emotionally."
Grande later took to her Instagram story and shared a quote from Carrey, who she referred to as the "love of my life" (also revealing that her fourth grade AIM screen name was jimcarreyfan42).
The quote reads in part, "You should think of the word 'depressed' as 'deep rest.' Your body needs to be depressed. It needs deep rest from the character that you've been trying to play."
Now, Carrey has offered an expanded version of the motivational quote as given to him by Jeff Foster — which Grande has already joked about getting tattooed on her forehead.
See the pair's touching Twitter exchange below.
i can't process this or breathe hold on https://t.co/bsCCdCx39D— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) April 22, 2019
thank u so much for your kindness. 🖤 i don't think u understand how much i adore u or what u mean to me. thank u for taking the time to share this w me. you are such an inspiration. i can't wait to tattoo this tweet to my forehead. sending you lots of love & all things happy. 🌫 https://t.co/bsCCdCx39D— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) April 22, 2019
jimcarreyfan42 is a very grateful girl rn— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) April 22, 2019