Ariana Grande Opens Up About Struggling With PTSD By Sharing A Scan Of Her Brain

Singer and songwriter, Ariana Grande, opened up about her struggle with PTSD since the suicide bombing that left dead 22 people at her Manchester concert in 2017.

The “Thank u, next” hitmaker has spoken about dealing with trauma in the past, and just recently shared a picture which shows parts of her brain affected by PTSD.


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Last year, while speaking to British Vogue about the tragedy that took the lives of 22 people, the 25-year-old said that her PTSD is “a real thing.”

It’s hard to talk about because so many people have suffered such severe, tremendous loss … I know those families and my fans, and everyone there experienced a tremendous amount of [PTSD] as well.

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.

On Thursday, the singer revealed that she is still dealing with PTSD by sharing a scan of her brain on Instagram story which she says illustrates the mental health condition.

She captioned the picture “hilarious and terrifying,” adding that this is “not a joke.”

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Along with the brain scan, Ariana also shared a selfie with the words “life is wild,” “my brain is tired,” as well as “she’s trying her muthafuckin best.”

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The singer’s loyal fans quickly took to social media to send their love and support, as well as express their concern for the 25-year-old. Many of them even urged Ariana to take some time for herself, away from the spotlight.

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Ariana Grande attends the Billboard Women In Music 2018 on December 06, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Billboard.

Earlier, the singer tweeted saying she feels “healthier” after releasing music in quick succession but also explained that following a more traditional release schedule has been quite damaging for her mental health.

At the time, Grande wrote on Instagram that she “was so tired from promo trips and was always losing my voice and never knew what city I was in when I woke up,” adding “I just feel so much more connected now … It’s a very dope feeling and has breathed so much air back into my lil lungs.”

However, her fans believe that too much work is “draining” her and that she should be taking some time off to focus on herself and her mental health.

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Others praised the singer’s strength and her loyalty to the fans considering that she is struggling, but that is not stopping her from touring and releasing new music.

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While some said the singer had to share her brain scan in order for people to take her PTSD seriously.

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Hopefully, she feels better soon. Sending our love!


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