Ariana 'almost died' on stage in malfunctioning lift

Ariana Grande has revealed she "almost died" during the opening night of The Honeymoon Tour on Wednesday (25.02.15) when she got trapped in a malfunctioning lift.

Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande "almost died" when she got trapped in a malfunctioning lift.

The 21-year-old chart-topper was performing at the opening night of her 'The Honeymoon Tour' in Kansas City on Wednesday evening (25.02.15) when a wooden platform which was supposed to take her onto the stage snapped, causing her to narrowly avoid getting "crushed".

Speaking in a 'Honeymoon Diaries' video update titled "that time i almost died during love me harder (but actually this time) (sic)," she explained: "I almost died. I can't stop thinking about this, because it was literally the craziest. So the wooden thing breaks and goes like this! (sic)"

The 22-year-old star - who is dating rapper Big Sean - then gestured how the panel had snapped from a horizontal to a vertical position, and went on to explain the terrifying moments which followed, during which she clung onto a beam until she was saved by crew members.

She continued: "I'm about to be crushed by mechanical, by metal s**t and by wood and stuff, and I go like this and grab this thing."

However, the near-death experience, which happened during a performance of her single 'Love Me Harder', didn't faze her and she managed to continue singing the hit.

She added: "I didn't drop the mic. I was like, 'Oh I gotta keep singing.' "

Following the show, the 'Problem' hitmaker vented about the freaky incident on her Twitter account, confessing she still enjoyed the performance.

She wrote: "We did it!!!! I ALMOST DIED ONCE BUT OTHER THAN THAT IT FELT PRETTY GOOD! i love u kansas city. so much. thank u for putting up w my nerves.

"Anyway... i'm so proud of / thankful for my honeymoon crew / friends. today was a dream (little f ups included). only gets better from here. (sic)"

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