Ariana Grande shares "terrifying" scan showing PTSD effects on her brain
12 April 2019, 15:56 | Updated: 12 April 2019, 16:09
Ariana Grande shared her PTSD reality, posting a screenshot of her brain to Instagram Stories, calling it "not a joke" and "hilarious and terrifying".
Ariana Grande shared a post on her Instagram stories that displays what she calls "terrifying" impacts of PTSD on her brain.
Fans of Ariana Grande are expressing their support after the 25-year-old singer posted what appeared to be scans of a "healthy brain" versus one with PTSD. Ariana's Instagram stories post showed that her brain was lit up with white spots, similar to the example she shared of another PTSD sufferer.
Ariana called the scans "hilarious and terrifying" also noting that it was "not a joke".
The NHS classifies PTSD (Post traumatic stress disorder) as an "anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing events."
Fans immediately shared words of support for Ariana, who has spoken about her PTSD and therapy journey in the past.
"PTSD is a serious mental illness and sometimes she really needs a break from everything. the fact that ariana is still touring shows how much she cares. i really hope she makes sure to take care of herself," wrote one fan. Other fans chimed in with messages of support for the star.
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.— soph (@sophiaaswan) April 11, 2019
it’s so unfortunate that now Ariana has ptsd from all the traumatic events she’s been through, I just wanna hug her and tell her everything will be alright.— Lydia (@arianascutiie) April 11, 2019
just so u know, ptsd is the biggest bitch on this planet :) ariana doesn't deserve it :(— 𝐦./𝐭𝐲𝐩𝐨 𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐞𝐧🌻 (@mounalight) April 11, 2019
In a 2018 interview with Vogue, Ariana opened up about her PTSD following the deadly 2017 Manchester attack on one of her concerts: "I don't think I'll ever know how to talk about it and not cry."
In her recent music, Ariana Grande has addressed the loss of her ex-boyfriend, beloved rapper Mac Miller (who died last year), as well as the break down of her relationship with Pete Davidson. She also sang about having anxiety on "get well soon" from Sweetener.