Ariana Grande made a triumphant return to the stage with the help of her Victorious co-star Liz Gillies.
After being sick for nearly a month, the “7 Rings” singer was forced to cancel her show in Lexington, Kentucky on November 17th.
Ariana Grande sang a special duet with Victorious co-star Liz Gillies[/caption]
This was Ariana’s first show back since canceling her show in Kentucky due to a severe illness[/caption]
The two performed their famous Victorious number, “Give IT Up”[/caption]
Even before Victorious, Liz starred with Ariana on Broadway in 13[/caption]
So for her first show back in Atlanta, Ariana invited her former Victorious co-star to perform their series duet, “Give IT Up,” with her.
She tweeted after the concert: “The most special show to me yet. truly. love u.”
Six years since the series ended its Nickelodeon run, fans went wild to see the two back together.
One tweeted: “THIS IS A MOMENT IN HISTORY.”
Another commented calling the two old friends “legends!”
Liz and Ariana actually go back even further than Victorious.
More than a decade ago, the two starred on Broadway together in the 2008 musical, 13.
This was too much to process and don’t know what to say yet but so grateful and thrilled. love u forever @LizGillies @MattBennett.
And the blast from the past concert surprises didn’t end there.
Victorious actor Matt Bennett also made a cameo.
Matt and Liz joined Ariana onstage for the “Thank U, Next” number.
Ariana added about the show: “This was too much to process and don’t know what to say yet but so grateful and thrilled. love u forever @LizGillies @MattBennett.”
Victorious has been off the air for six years, but fans still love seeing the singing stars together[/caption]
Ariana tweeted she was “grateful and thrilled” for the performance[/caption]
The special reunion was just what the doctor ordered for the 26-year-old.
Before canceling her Kentucky show, Ariana posted on Instagram that she had been suffering with a “crazy sinus infection thing” since the London leg of her Sweetener/Thank U Next tour.
She wrote: “I haven’t been able to really get better and tonight during the show tonight my head was really splitting and heavy and my glands really hurt and I’m trying to figure out what’s going on.”
But her fans, known as Arianators, still stuck by her.
After the concert was canceled, about 40 of them gathered at the arena and then headed to dinner at the restaurant next door.
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The singer thanked them for their support by reportedly picking up the tab for the group.
And now that Ariana’s on the mend she has even more reason to celebrate.
She woke up this morning to five Grammy Award nominations, including for record and album of the year.