Grimes Hospitalized for Panic Attack Days After ‘SNL' Cameo

Grimes revealed she was hospitalized following a panic attack on Monday days after she appeared on "Saturday Night Live" with boyfriend Elon Musk

In this May 7, 2018, file photo, Grimes and Elon Musk attend the 2018 Costume Institute Benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
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Grimes is including her fans on her mental health journey.

On Tuesday, the 33-year-old-singer shared on Instagram that she ended up in the hospital on Monday after suffering a panic attack.

Her post included a pair of photos of herself posing with Miley Cyrus while backstage at "Saturday Night Live" for the May 8 episode. Cyrus was the musical guest of the installment hosted by Grimes' longtime boyfriend, Elon Musk, and Grimes herself had a few lines during a cameo as Princess Peach in a Nintendo-themed sketch.

"Forgot to post these cuz I somehow caused myself to have a panic attack and went to the hospital yesterday which tbh was quite scary and I suppose it's a good time to start therapy [three expressionless-face emojis]," Grimes wrote. "But nonetheless - wowwwww @mileycyrus is good live and so chill!"

The performer added praise for Musk, whose choice as host was a polarizing one for fans of the long-running NBC comedy series.

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"So grateful to the SNL team for being so kind and letting me sneak in as princess peach snd so proud of my beautiful E (which I know will upset the grimes fans so I apologize in advance) but he killed it," Grimes added.

She has previously been open about her mental health struggles. During a 2012 interview with Dazed magazine, the musician explained, "Before I made music, I had really bad social anxiety disorders, I had panic attacks all the time. I was really not a happy person. Since I've started making music, it's the first time in my life that I've been a happy person."

The couple welcomed son X Æ A-Xii in May 2020, and Musk referenced the unusual moniker during his "SNL" monologue.

"It's pronounced, 'Cat-running-across-the-keyboard,'" the 49-year-old Tesla CEO quipped.

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