Ariana Grande reveals 'terrifying' brain scan of her PTSD, support from fans pour in
Ariana Grande took to Instagram on Thursday to share her brain scans that show that the ' Thank You, Next' singer has been suffering from PTSD. In her Instagram stories, the singer compared a healthy brain and one affected by PTSD and called the scans "hilarious and terrifying" and captioned the post "Not a joke".
Fans were shocked by the revelation but they applauding her for being courageous enough to talk about her mental health in such an open way.
One Twitter fan said: "We forget that Ariana Grande witnessed 22 of her fans die in her arena, the youngest being an eight-year-old girl. 250 people were injured as well. it’s no surprise that she is suffering extreme PTSD and we should be encouraging her to take that seriously." Another one said, "She's talked very openly about how therapy has saved her life multiple times. She.....very obviously has PTSD. If humor and friends and music is the way she copes with HER OWN mental health, so be it." A third user wrote, "Ariana Grande has PTSD and people are worried about it. I hope that her sharing the diagnosis (thank you) brings some positive attention to it and helps change the narrative."
Ariana had opened up about her struggle with anxiety and PTSD after the Manchester concert bombing in 2017 that killed 22 people. She had told Vogue UK that she found it hard to open up about it. "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. Time is the biggest thing," she had said.
Grande has definitely had a tough couple of months. Her ex, Mac Miller, passed away in September last year after a suspected drug overdose. The two were very close and clearly, that was tough for her too. In a post after his passing, Grande confessed she would always love him. "I can’t believe you aren’t here anymore. I really can’t wrap my head around it. We talked about this. So many times," the singer had said in her heart-wrenching post. She also went through a split soon after with fiance Pete Davidson in October, just a month after Miller's death.