Meghan Trainor walked in the American Heart Association’s Go Red for the Women fashion show in a red dress to honor her grandmother who is currently in the hospital suffering from heart issues.
The 26-year-old singer said that her grandmother has been undergoing treatment for clogged arteries in her heart.
On Wednesday night, she told PEOPLE, “My nana just had all of her arteries 90 percent clogged and she is in the hospital right now.”
“They’re trying to help clear it out by doing some insane something,” she added. “It’s really horrific. And I just saw a picture, and it was horrific.”
The “Me Too” singer said her grandmother was hospitalized days before she was asked to walk in the AHA’s Go Red annual fashion show, which raises awareness of heart disease in women.
Trainor said, “This means the world to me. I learned so many facts about heart disease and women’s heart disease and how it takes more lives than all cancers combined.”
“I didn’t know that. So this event teaches us that we need to take care of ourselves. We need more research we need more help for women,” she continued, “And we’ve got to look out because it’s horrific and terrifying.”
The “No” singer explained that she planned to meditate before walking on the show, which she also does before her concerts.
She said, “I do transcendental meditation. I’ve been doing it for a year or two now, and it’s changed my life. I never was good at meditating, but that one’s good thing – there are no rules. You just chill with your mantra and you just say it over and over again. No matter what, you’re not doing it wrong. No app. Just silence.”
“I can meditate even if there’s loud noise. Even if I have makeup or my glam team touching me. That’s the beauty of it. I’ve never been so calm and relaxed,” she added.
Earlier this week, Trainor told PEOPLE that she received the diagnosis of panic disorder after undergoing two vocal cord surgeries.
“I met a psychologist who gave me medicine; I had therapists; I worked out; I got acupuncture,” Trainor said. “Now it’s been a couple of years, and I haven’t had a panic attack in so long I feel like I conquered it. I kicked some ass.”