Vanderpump Rules’ Ariana Madix Postpones Tour Dates Due to Illness as Sandwich Shop is Given New Opening Date

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Vanderpump Rules' Ariana Madix Postpones Tour Dates Due to Illness as Sandwich Shop is Given Expected Opening Date in January 2024

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Ariana Madix announced the postponement of several dates on her “Single AF: An Evening For Bad B*tches” tour over the weekend — just as she was seen on Watch What Happens Live.

As a report revealed that an opening date has been set for Ariana, 38, and Katie Maloney‘s sandwich shop, the Vanderpump Rules star told her fans and followers that she was unable to move forward with the tour dates due to illness.

“It seems that some maybe [haven’t] gotten their email and maybe it went to spam but in case you are seeing this- just to confirm- I am sick and had to postpone my tour dates,” Ariana wrote on her Instagram Story, via TV Shows Ace. “I’m really sad about it and wish I could un-sick myself but I also don’t want to get anyone else sick. I love you guys and I hope to see you all soon.”

Ariana also confirmed her tour dates had been postponed on her Instagram page, along with a flyer for her December 13 at Los Angeles’ The Wiltern.

“POSTPONED DUE TO ILLNESS!” she announced.

Following the post, however, Ariana’s latest WWHL episode, which aired on Sunday night, was mentioned by a number of her online audience members who suspected she may have been dishonest about her sickness.

“But you were on WWHL last night? Or was it pre-taped?” one person wondered.

In response, Ariana revealed it was “taped on Wednesday.”

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As Ariana battles illness, she and Katie, 36, are also battling back against a number of setbacks, which have led them to continuously push back the opening of Something About Her.

Over two years after the Pump Rules cast members filed an LLC for the venue, an insider told The Sun that the shop is expected to open on January 15, 2024, although that date could be pushed back.

As fans may have heard, Ariana and Katie, who most recently planned to open on October 15, have been hit with permit issues and issues with their appliances from California’s Department of Public Health. However, they hope to have Something About Her up and running “by the end of January.”

“They just heard back from Public Health and now they’re dealing with issues with the kitchen sink,” an insider told The U.S. Sun. “It’s one thing after another, so that’s why the date keeps getting pushed back. It has nothing to do with the owners’ busy schedule.”

According to the report, Ariana and Katie’s staff haven’t officially been hired, but the interior of their restaurant is ready to go. That said, they are dealing with a holdup from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, who haven’t yet approved the liquor license needed for their wine bar.

Vanderpump Rules season 11 premieres Tuesday, January 30, at 8/7c on Bravo.