Ariana Grande has revealed the Manchester Arena bombing has left her with PTSD and she doesn’t think she’ll ever be able to talk about it without bursting into tears.
The pop star had just finished performing on stage in on May 22 last year when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device, killing 22 people.
Grande, 24, has now told British Vogue about coping with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder following the attack.
Ariana Grande has revealed the Manchester Arena bombing has left her with PTSD. Pictured: The singer performs on stage during the One Love Manchester remembrance Concert at Old Trafford
The singer said she doesn’t think she’ll ever be able to talk about the attack without bursting into tears. Pictured: The US star wipes away a tear after the tribute concert last year
She said. ‘It’s hard to talk about because so many people have suffered such severe, tremendous loss. But, yeah, it’s a real thing.
‘I know those families and my fans, and everyone there experienced a tremendous amount of it as well.
‘I check in with Millie [Robson, 15 at the time, left with shrapnel in her legs] often on Twitter.
‘Almost every word brings fresh tears.’
‘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.’
The pop star spoke about the bombing during an interview with British Vogue. She’s due to feature on the cover next month
She told the magazine: ‘It’s hard to talk about because so many people have suffered such severe, tremendous loss. But, yeah, it’s a real thing’
The star looks unrecognisable in her new shoot, with her hair blonde and loose over her shoulders and minimal make-up
Grande features on the cover of the July 2018 issue of the magazine.
The star looks unrecognisable, with her hair blonde and loose over her shoulders and minimal make-up.
Last month Grande revealed a tattoo tribute to the victims of the bombing. She shared a picture of a bee inked behind her left ear, alongside the caption ‘forever’, which was accompanied by a cloud emoji.
The worker bee is an emblem for Manchester, symbolising the city’s industrial past.
See the full feature in the July issue of Vogue, available for digital download now and on newsstands on Friday 8th June. To subscribe and receive exclusive covers visit www.vogue.co.uk/subscribe.