Ariana Grande ditches heavy makeup, gets honest about PTSD after Manchester for 'British Vogue'
In addition to ditching her signature brunette ponytail and cat-eye makeup in favor of a more understated look for the July cover of British Vogue, the singer is surprisingly honest about how the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing has affected her mentally in the accompanying interview.
Grande says she suffered symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder after a suicide bomber detonated a homemade bomb as fans left her May 22, 2017, concert in Northern England, killing 23 people and injuring over 130. And she feels guilty for even mentioning it.
“It's hard to talk about because so many people have suffered such severe, tremendous loss. But, yeah, it's a real thing,” she told interviewer Giles Hattersley. “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.”
The singer also gets candid about anxiety in a preview of the cover article, which will hit newsstands Friday.
Grande who turns 25 on June 26, shocked fans and celebrity friends with the cover image, revealed Monday. It shows her with loose blond hair and very little makeup.
Beautiful, right? Supermodel Gigi Hadid said so on Twitter. Other celebrity fans shared the heart-eye emoji (Zendaya) and comments like "omg I've never seen you like this... LOVE" (Katy Perry) on Grande's Instagram account, where the cover star shared photos and the names of the beauty team behind her look.
No, this is probably not Grande's new everyday look. In an Instagram story on Monday, she shared a video of herself making faces with dramatic eye makeup (which could be from a social-media filter) and a dark-colored ponytail.
Christina Aguilera is completely stripped down