Jim Carrey And Ariana Grande Share An Exchange About Depression

By Victoria Kim 04/24/19

The pop star shared a quote about depression and the award-winning comedic actor reached out to her on social media.

Jim Carrey And Ariana Grande

This month, pop star Ariana Grande shared that she is going through “hell” at every concert, reliving the trauma of recent years.

In 2017, Grande survived a terrorist attack at her concert at Manchester Arena in England that killed 22 people and wounded 59. The following year, her ex-boyfriend, rapper Mac Miller, succumbed to a fatal overdose. All while the media and fans scrutinized her whirlwind relationship with SNL cast member Pete Davidson.

She recently shared a quote by author Jeff Foster on her Instagram Story about depression.

“Depression is your body saying, ‘I don’t want to be this character anymore. I don’t want to hold up this avatar that you’ve created in the world. It’s too much for me. 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.”

The singer attributed the quote to actor Jim Carrey, who responded in kind.

“I read your lovely mention of me and things I’ve said about depression. A brilliant teacher and friend, Jeff Foster was OG on the ‘Deep Rest’ concept. I admire your openness. I wish you freedom and peace. I feel blessed to have such a gifted admirer. Happy Easter!”

The singer, a die-hard Jim Carrey fan, thanked the actor for his kindness. “Thank you for taking the time to share this with me. You are such an inspiration. I can’t wait to tattoo this tweet to my forehead,” she responded.

Earlier this month, Grande shared her brain scans with fans on Instagram, comparing them to images of a “healthy brain.” The lit-up areas of her brain indicated the effects of PTSD.

She followed with a note to fans. “Didn’t mean to startle anyone with my brain thingy. It just blew me away. I found it informative and interesting and wanted to encourage y’all to make sure you check on your brains/listen to your bodies/take care of yourselves too.”

In an exchange with a fan on Twitter last week, the "7 rings" singer revealed that performing feels like “hell.”

“Making [music] is healing. Performing it is like reliving it all over again and it is hell,” she wrote.

Grande is currently on tour to promote her two albums Sweetener and thank u, next. She just performed at Coachella music and arts festival in Indio, California, where she was joined on stage by *NSYNC, Nicki Minaj and Justin Bieber.

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