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Monday 25 June 2018

Ariana Grande can’t talk about Manchester attack without crying

The singer talked to British Vogue about coping with the trauma after the bombing in May 2017.

Ariana Grande has told British Vogue about coping with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder following the attack (Dave Hogan for One Love Manchester)
Ariana Grande has told British Vogue about coping with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder following the attack (Dave Hogan for One Love Manchester)

By Julia Hunt, Press Association Entertainment Correspondent

Ariana Grande has said she does not think she will ever be able to talk about the Manchester Arena bombing without crying.

The pop star had just finished performing on stage in Manchester on May 22 2017 when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device, killing 22 people.

Grande, 24, has now told British Vogue about coping with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder following the attack.

She said. “It’s hard to talk about because so many people have suffered such severe, tremendous loss. But, yeah, it’s a real thing.

“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.”

Grande features on the cover of the July 2018 issue of the magazine.

The star looks unrecognisable, with her hair blonde and loose over her shoulders and minimal make-up.

Last month Grande revealed a tattoo tribute to the victims of the bombing. She shared a picture of a bee inked behind her left ear, alongside the caption “forever”, which was accompanied by a cloud emoji.

forever ☁️

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The worker bee is an emblem for Manchester, symbolising the city’s industrial past.

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