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Ariana Grande: I Have PTSD From Concert Attack

Her new tattoo honors Manchester
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 5, 2018 10:25 AM CDT
Ariana Grande performs during the March for Our Lives rally in support of gun control in Washington on March 24, 2018.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

(Newser) – Ariana Grande says she suffers from PTSD in the aftermath of a bombing that killed 22 people at her concert in Manchester, England, last May. "It's hard to talk about because so many people have suffered such severe, tremendous loss. But, yeah, it's a real thing," she tells the July edition of British Vogue, hitting newsstands Friday. "I've always had anxiety … but when I got home from tour it was the most severe I think it's ever been," the 24-year-old singer adds, per CNN. "I know those families and my fans, and everyone there experienced a tremendous amount of it as well."

While "I don't think I'll ever know how to talk about it and not cry," Grande says the passage of time has helped. Ink therapy apparently helps, too. After the first anniversary of the bombing last month, Grande revealed a bee tattoo behind her ear, representing the worker bee that's become a Manchester emblem, per CNN. Around the same time, Grande's boyfriend, Pete Davidson of SNL, got the singer's bunny ears logo tattooed in the same spot, along with the letters "AG" on his hand, reports Vanity Fair. The pair have reportedly been dating only a few weeks. (Davidson also has a Hillary Clinton tattoo.)

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