In an interview with the British Magazine Vogue UK which took place around the time of her latest album Sweetener, the young 24 year old singer revealed how she had personally been suffering since the Manchester attack.
“It’s hard to talk about […] But yeah, it’s a real thing.”
On 22nd May 2017, the singer’s concert in Manchester was full of fans. Towards the end of the show, an explosive went off, killing 22 people and injuring 60 more. This catastrophe devastated the artist, and left her suffering from post-traumatic stress.
She told Vogue UK, “It’s hard to talk about because so many people have suffered such severe, tremendous loss. But yeah, it’s a real thing.” She then went on to say, “I know those families and my fans and everyone there experienced a tremendous amount of it as well (…) 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.”
To help her get through it, Ariana Grande has been able to count on the support of her fans, and also on those closest to her and other artists, some of who joined her on stage during her charity concert One Love Manchester organised on 4th June, 2017.