Ariana Grande Admits to Having PTSD Following Manchester Terrorist Attack
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.
She also keeps in touch with some of the deceased’s families, as well as those who were injured in the attack.