Ariana Grande Admits to Having PTSD Following Manchester Terrorist Attack

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Ariana Grande wasn’t injured in the Manchester terrorist attack last May, but she still feels the 22 loses immensely. Although it’s been a year since the deadly bombing occurred, the 24-year-old singer still cries when she talks about what happened. In fact, the “No Tears Left to Cry” crooner admits she developed PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) following the events.

“It’s hard to talk about because so many people have suffered such severe, tremendous loss. But, yeah, it’s a real thing,” she tells British Vogue about the condition. “I know those families and my fans, and everyone there experienced a tremendous amount of it, as well. Time is the biggest thing. I feel like I shouldn’t even be talking about my own experience — like I shouldn’t even say anything. I don’t think I’ll ever know how to talk about it and not cry.”

She continues, “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.”

Ari recently got a tattoo of a worker bee, Manchester’s unofficial mascot and a “symbol of the city’s hard-working past during the Industrial Revolution,” in honor of the 22 victims.

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She also keeps in touch with some of the deceased’s families, as well as those who were injured in the attack.