Ariana Grande says she suffers from PTSD after Manchester blast

Ariana Grande says she suffers from PTSD after Manchester blast

Ariana Grande performs during Wango Tango concert at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, California, US, June 2, 2018. Reuters

Singer Ariana Grande says she experienced post-traumatic stress disorder following the suicide bomb attack on her Manchester Arena concert in May last year that claimed the lives of 22 people.

The 24-year-old American singer suspended rest of her tour after the May 22 attacks but returned to Manchester in June to host a charity concert to raise 23 million for the bombing victims and their families.

In an interview with British Vogue, the singer has revealed how the bombing affected her. "Yeah, it's a real thing. I know those families and my fans, and everyone there experienced a tremendous amount of it as well. It's hard to talk about because so many people have suffered such severe, tremendous loss… 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," she said.

Grande also spoke about anxiety.

"I think a lot of people have anxiety, especially right now. 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 (in September 2017) it was the most severe I think it's ever been."

The singer has a worker bee tattoo, the Industrial Revolution-era symbol of Manchester that became a symbol for solidarity in the wake of he arena attack, behind her ear.

Grande's album 'Sweetener' is due for release soon.