Ariana Grande shares image of her “terrifying” brain scan to show effects of PTSD

The singer spoke candidly about living with the anxiety disorder in an interview last year

Ariana Grande has shared an image from one of her recent brain scans to highlight the “terrifying” effects of living with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Grande was diagnosed with PTSD following the 2017 Manchester Arena terror attack which occurred at the conclusion of her show at the venue, killing 22 people and injuring over a hundred more. The singer spoke about living with the symptoms of the condition in an interview last year, saying: “It’s hard to talk about because so many people have suffered such severe, tremendous loss. But, yeah, it’s a real thing.”

Grande has now shared a series of images of brain scans to illustrate the adverse effects that PTSD can have. Taking to her Instagram Stories last night (April 11), Grande captioned the post “Hilarious and terrifying”, with the first image comparing a scan of a ‘healthy brain’ with another which had been afflicted by PTSD.

Underneath that pictorial comparison, Grande wrote “my brain” and posted an image of one of her recent brain scans, which displayed similarities to the aforementioned PTSD scan.

“Not a joke,” she added at the bottom of the post.

Grande will return to Manchester, where she was made an honorary citizen back in July 2017, once again in August for a headline performance at Manchester Pride Festival 2019.

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