A bit over one year ago, the singer went through a truly traumatic experience that has definitely changed her in many ways. As you probably remember, one bomber detonated explosive at Ariana Grande’s Manchester concert, taking the lives of 22 people and hurting hundreds of others.
Although time has definitely helped, Grande is still struggling with PTSD.
The singer opened up about the terrifying experience for British Vogue but made it very clear that because many others suffered much more, she was reluctant to talk about how much it affected her.
When the interviewer asked if her anxiety and dizziness she had after getting home were caused by her PTSD, she replied: ‘I hate…yeah…admitting it but it very much is. That is what everyone was telling me. It is hard to talk about because so many people have suffered such severe, tremendous loss. But, yeah, it is a real thing. I know those families and my fans, and everyone there experienced a tremendous amount of it as well.’
Ariana went on: ‘Time is the biggest thing. I feel like I should not even be talking about my own experience—like I should not even say anything. I don’t think I will ever know how to talk about it and not cry.’
‘I think a lot of people have anxiety, especially right now, My anxiety has anxiety. No. I have always had anxiety. I have 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 has ever been,’ the artist told the publication.
Her way to cope with everything that took place was returning to the recording studio and pouring her feelings into her work.
‘Everyone thought I was crazy when I got home and wanted to hit the ground running. I was in the studio the very next day. I am a workaholic.’