Ariana Grande Says She Felt “Anxious” About Returning to the U.K.

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It’s been an intense week for Ariana Grande. Just a few days after she was groped by a Bishop at Aretha Franklin‘s funeral, the singer left America to visit the U.K. for the very first time since her One Love Manchester benefit concert back in June 2017.

It was no doubt a tough trip for Ari, considering the traumatic event that occurred there last year. She admitted in an interview with British Vogue back in July that she’s suffered from PTSD ever since that night.

“It’s hard to talk about because so many people have suffered such severe, tremendous loss,” she said. “But, yeah, [PTSD] is a real thing. I don’t think I’ll ever know how to talk about it and not cry.”

The pop star has also been candid about her struggles with anxiety. She said in the interview, “My anxiety has anxiety. I’ve always had anxiety. I’ve never really spoken about it because I thought everyone had it, but when I got home from tour it was the most severe I think it’s ever been.”

And it seems like Ariana is still dealing with that struggle. When a fan on Twitter asked why there were no pictures of Ari in London, the singer explained that her anxiety was getting the best of her.

The 25-year-old also admitted that even though she’s trying her best, it’s been tough to fully enjoy her time back in the U.K.

But even with her anxiety, Ari said her time in London was “so special” and thanked her fans for their neverending support. “I love u more than words can express,” she wrote on Twitter. “Thank u for everything I’m so grateful and also fully sleeping. U are everything. Sweet dreams.”

We can’t imagine what Ariana was going through being back in England after all those painful memories, but one thing is for sure: She is one strong woman!