Ariana Grande, manager Scotter Braun has revealed the singer is still “suffering” on the three year anniversary of the Manchester Arena bombing.
A suicide bomber killed 22 and injured 139 when he detonated a device as people were leaving Ariana’s concert at the Manchester venue on May 22 2017. Speaking on the third anniversary of the attack, Scooter explained that the pop star has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
According to The Mirror, Scooter, who along with Ariana Grande visited the families and injured at the Royal Manchester Children’s hospital in the days after the attack, said: “She has PTSD, she’s still suffering to this day.” In a 2018 interview with British Vogue, Ariana revealed she had been experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Speaking nine months after the bombing, Scooter described during an interview won the Big Questions with Cal Fussman podcast, how Ariana had cried ”for days” after the attack.
He recalled that the pairs “visits to the families in the days after the attack were the ‘hardest two hours of either of our lives“.
“After the first family I had to help her, she was distraught and I was lost. It was beyond tough. But every single time we got down we reminded each other we get to go home.“
She wrote: “I want to take a moment to acknowledge and send my love to everyone that is feeling the sadness and and tremendous heaviness of the anniversary coming up this week.“
She said: “Not a day goes by that this doesn’t affect you and all of us still. I will be thinking of you all week and weekend. My heart, thoughts and prayers are with you always“. The suicide bomb attack perpetrated by Salman Abedi, 22, occurred on May 22, 2017 and resulted in the deaths of 22 victims while 139 people were injured.