While she did not perform, Grande still showed up to the taping to be with her then-fiance, Pete Davidson.
Pete and Ariana confirmed their engagement in June when Ariana started wearing a huge engagement ring after only a few weeks of dating. Their engagement has been called off, and the former lovers have also made a decision to end their romantic relationship.
'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, ' Braun told the crowd.
Miller was found dead in his Los Angeles home last month after an apparent overdose.
Crew member dies after fall on set of Mister Rogers movie
Hanks was on the set on the night of October 11 in Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania, when Emswiller fell, according to the TMZ report . A crew member working on the upcoming Mister Rogers movie starring Tom Hanks has died after a fall on set.
Still, Grande and Davidson have appeared to be quite close recently, with Davidson referencing her and their relationship in a segment on "Weekend Update" during SNL's September 29 season premiere.
Grande began dating Davidson nearly immediately after her split with Mac Miller went public.
Grande has reportedly been struggling to cope with the death of her ex-boyfriend, rapper Mac Miller.
Putting aside the Swimming rapper's death, Ariana also experienced one of Britain's great tragedies when a suicide bomber murdered 22 people at her show in Manchester a year ago.