Ariana Grande Has PTSD After Manchester Attack

Ariana Grande, the former star of Nickelodeon shows Victorious and Sam & Cat, was interviewed for the cover feature in the July issue of Vogue, and interview in which she admitted that the suicide bombing that took place during her concert in Manchester last year gave her PTSD.

Inside the issue, the popstar and social-media titan shares details of her difficult and transformative past year with Vogue’s Giles Hattersley, including how she coped with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in the wake of the Manchester bombing. “It’s hard to talk about because so many people have suffered such severe, tremendous loss. But, yeah, it’s a real thing,” she says. “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.”

Grande had previously mentioned that she got a bee tattoo to represent Manchester, the bee being something of a symbol of the city.

Grande probably also has PTSD from getting her feet licked by Dan Schneider when she was 14, which is not a thing that I’m saying happened, but is a thing that, on the whole, seems likely to have happened.

PTSD is actually really serious, and it sounds like Grande might have survivor’s guilt as well. I’m not particularly a fan of Grande because I’m not a 17-year-old girl, but I am a human being with empathy and I assume being targeted by some religious fanatic who kills 22 of your fans for some nebulous belief that pop music is Satanic is going to leave an emotional scar that might never heal. And that’s on top of working for Dan Schneider.

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