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Ariana Grande Shared A Brain Scan Of Her PTSD And Fans Are Worried

Pop superstar Ariana Grande has been open with her fans about experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after the massacre at her Manchester concert in 2017 that took the lives of 22 people and injured over 100 more.

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In an interview with British Vogue last year, Grande seemed like she felt guilty for suffering, saying,

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 โ€“ like I shouldn’t even say anything. I don’t think I’ll ever know how to talk about it and not cry.

Grande posted an image of a brain scan on her Instagram stories on Thursday. The picture shows a comparison between a “healthy brain” and one with the effects of PTSD. It also included four shots of what is presumably Grande’s brain, which certainly looks to have affected areas.

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On the image, Grande wrote, “hilarious and terrifying” and also, “not a joke.”

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She also posted a selfie where she’d written, “she’s trying her muthaf**in best,” “life is wild,” and “my brain is tired” across her face.

Grande is currently on her Sweetener Tour, which is taking her around the US. She’ll be theyoungest female artist to ever headline Coachella when she takes the stage this weekend.

Grande’s fans immediately took to Twitter to express their concern about her.

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But, as some people pointed out, she is a strong woman.

And for her to keep performing shows just how much her fans mean to her.

In March, Grande tweeted about how she felt “so much healthier” since she’s started releasing music on her terms instead of according to the schedule of a record label.

So, while PTSD is absolutely no joke, it seems that Grande is definitely doing what she can to take care of her mental health.

h/t: BuzzFeed, Instagram: Ariana Grande