Pop star Ariana Grande has caused quite the discussion on social media. Yesterday, the 25-year-old shared images on her Instagram story where she suggested that a recent CT Scan of her brain revealed severe signs of post-traumatic stress disorder. The singer spoke openly about her condition in an interview with British Vogue last year when she talked about how she'd been emotionally recovering from the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing that occurred immediately after she finished performing.
“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 of her PTSD. “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.”
"I think a lot of people have anxiety, especially right now," she continued. "My anxiety has anxiety… I've always had anxiety. I've 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's ever been."
Responses on social media were positive overall as fans made claims that the bombing, partnered with the death of ex-boyfriend Mac Miller, were the root causes of her trauma. However, there were some who wanted people to support veterans who live with PTSD as much as they do celebrities. "Look I’m not trying to diminish #ArianaGrande’s #ptsd at all," one person tweeted, "But our soldiers go through this every day, for years...decades. Hopefully by her sharing her tragedy she can shed light onto PTSD for EVERYONE!"